Retour sur l’accident d’un vol charter « gris » (janvier 2020)

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The investigation identified the following causal factors:

1.     The pilot lost control of the aircraft during a manually-flown turn, which was probably initiated to remain in or regain Visual Meteorological Conditions (VMC).

2.     The aircraft subsequently suffered an in-flight break-up while manoeuvring at an airspeed significantly in excess of its design manoeuvring speed.

3.     The pilot was probably affected by carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning.

The investigation identified the following contributory factors:

1.     A loss of control was made more likely because the flight was not conducted in accordance with safety standards applicable to commercial operations. This manifested itself in the flight being operated under Visual Flight Rules (VFR) at night in poor weather conditions despite the pilot having no training in night flying and a lack of recent practice in instrument flying.

2.     In-service inspections of exhaust systems do not eliminate the risk of CO poisoning.

3.     There was no CO detector with an active warning in the aircraft which might have alerted the pilot to the presence of CO in time for him to take mitigating action.Le rapport

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