Accident to the helicopter Airbus AS 350 registered F-HLBT and operated by Héliberté on 26/08/2017 at Guérande (Loire-Atlantique)

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Cat. 2 investigation report: simplified-format report, adapted to the circumstances of the occurrence and the investigation stakes.

In cruise, in daytime, during a sightseeing flight with five passengers, the pilot experienced Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV) which prevented him from keeping control of the helicopter and its path. The helicopter collided with the ground with a high vertical speed.