Loss of control Accident JMB VL-3E Evolution 49ADC, Sunday 30 July 2023
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Date:Sunday 30 July 2023
Type:Silhouette image of generic VL3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
JMB VL-3E Evolution
Registration: 49ADC
MSN: 441
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Location:Near Pontreau airfield, Cholet -   France
Phase: Initial climb
Departure airport:Saumur-St-Florent Airfield (LFOD)
Destination airport:Cholet-Le Pontreau Airport (CET/LFOU)
Investigating agency: BEA
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
During short final, the aeroplane veered-off its path and collided with the ground at approximately 400 m left of the runway threshold.

The pilot made a flight from the Cholet-Le Pontreau aerodrome to fly over the passenger's home. Back in Cholet, he suffered a medical incapacity on the final approach, greatly reducing his ability. The microlight touched down on the runway then a go-around was flown. During the initial climb, the aircraft pitched up at a low speed, close to a stall situation. The microlight probably stalled and then collided with vegetation and the water surface.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: BEA
Report number: BEA2023-0329
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 11 months
Download report: Final report





Revision history:

30-Jul-2023 21:04 Iceman 29 Added
30-Jul-2023 21:06 Iceman 29 Updated
01-Aug-2023 06:23 Anon. Updated
01-Aug-2023 06:23 harro Updated
04-Aug-2023 07:38 harro Updated
13-Jul-2024 12:16 ASN Updated [Phase, Narrative, Category, Accident report]

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