Accident to the paramotor ITV Boxer 2 identified 82-OT on 05/07/2020 at Pommevic (Tarn-et-Garonne)

Investigation progression Closed
Progress: 100%

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

The student pilot took off under the supervision of his instructor for a runway circuit in solo flight. During the initial climb, the instructor, on the ground, noticed an oscillation in roll. He gave instructions on the radio to the student pilot who did not manage to stabilize the paramotor. The movement amplified, the paramotor struck a powerline situated at one kilometre from the runway threshold and then collided with the ground.
Some probably inappropriate inputs by the pilot on the controls induced a movement of oscillation in roll that amplified until the loss of control then the collision with a powerline.
Some flight manuals recommend releasing the brakes gently, while reducing engine power to decrease the torque effect from the propeller.