Accident to the Aviat - Husky A-1C-180 registered HB-KJC on 15/01/2020 at Annecy Meythet (74)

Investigation progression Closed
Progress: 100%

Note: The following information is principally based on the pilot’s statement. This information has not been independently validated by the BEA.

This is a courtesy translation by the BEA of the Report on the Safety Investigation. As accurate as the translation may be, the original text in French is the work of reference.



1 - History of the flight

The pilot[1], accompanied by a passenger, took off from Sion aerodrome (Switzerland) bound for Annecy aerodrome. During the landing run with a headwind[2] on runway 22, the pilot noticed that the aircraft was veering to the right. He countered the movement by applying left rudder. He thought that he probably applied the left brake[3] at the same time. The aircraft made a ground loop to the left, during which the right main landing gear folded under the fuselage. The aircraft then came to a stop on the runway.

2 – Additional information

The pilot, co-owner of the aircraft, held a commercial pilot licence CPL(A) issued by the Swiss authorities. On the day of the occurrence, he had logged around 800 flight hours.The aircraft is a two-seater tandem aircraft with conventional landing gear and high wings.


[1] Pilot in front seat.

[2]Wind 210° at 2 kt, transmitted by the AFIS agent on final before landing.

[3]The brakes are located at the top of the rudder pedals