Cat. 2 investigation report: simplified-format report, adapted to the circumstances of the occurrence and the investigation stakes.
After a flight of an estimated duration of approximately two hours and thirty minutes, on arriving at Sainte-Foy-La-Grande, the pilot directly joined the final approach for runway 28 without carrying out a reconnaissance of the aerodrome. In particular, this path meant that he was not able to check the windsock. Pushed by a strong easterly tailwind, he was unable to stabilise the approach and had to go around twice. During the third attempted approach, he made a tight turn at low height to rejoin the runway centreline and lost control of the microlight, probably due to insufficient monitoring of the flight parameters including the speed.