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    French ULM crashes on Initial Test Flight.

    Do any of our French members know anything about this accident? Date: 15-APR-2017 Time: 11:30LT Type: Ultralight Owner/operator: Private Registration: C/n / msn: Fatalities: Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1 Other fatalities: 0 Airplane damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair) Location: in a field near Genac - Charente - France Phase: Initial climb Nature: Test Departure airport: Private air strip Destination airport: Private air strip Narrative: The pilot (57) was testing for the first time his home-build Ultralight. The aircraft crashed in field for unknows reasons 300 meters after takeoff. There was a post impact fire. A friend, witness of the scene, carried first help. Pilot was serverly injured and burned and was transported to the hospital of Bordeaux by helicopter.,3096804.php

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    First I've heard of it. From the update it appears he's not in a good way.
    Seems he's an experienced pilot (10 years) who home built a gyro.
    The three most useless things in aviation:
    • The air above you.
    • The runway behind you.
    • The fuel in the bowser.

    Semper specto in clara parte vitae.


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