On March 7, 2010, at 1430 coordinated universal time, a Piper PA32/301T, Swiss registered HB-PQZ, owned by Neghinn S.A., was destroyed when it impacted terrain under unknown circumstances near Chambéry, France. Instrument meteorological conditions prevailed at the time of the accident. The pilot was fatally injured. The flight originated from Chambéry Airport (LFLB), Chambéry, France, and was en route to Amberieu Airport (LFXA), Amberieu, France.

The French investigators reported that the airplane collided with a "mountain crest" during poor weather conditions.

The accident investigation is under the jurisdiction and control of the French government. This report is for informational purposes only and contains only information released by or obtained from the French government or the French Aircraft Accident Investigation Bureau. Further information pertaining to this accident may be obtained from:

Aircraft Accident Investigation Bureau
Bureau d’Enquêtes et d’Analyses
Zone Sud
200 rue de Paris
Aêroport du Bourget
93350 Le Bourget Cedex

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