ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 145071
Last updated: 25 April 2014
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Date:15-APR-2012
Time:15:13
Type:Glaser-Dirks DG-505 Elan Orion
Owner/operator:FSC Wiesbaden Maikäfer e.V.
Registration: D-6359
C/n / msn: 5E135X2
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Airplane damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Near Heidenrod-Laufenselden Gliderfield, Hessen -   Germany
Phase: Initial climb
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Heidenrod-Laufenselden
Destination airport:Heidenrod-Laufenselden
Narrative:
A Glaser-Dirks DG-505 Elan Orion glider (D-6359) crashed shortly after takeoff from Heidenrod-Laufenselden gliderfield in a forest, after the towing cable was broken or released to early from the tow aircraft.

One person died instantly and another person was transported by helicopter to a hospital.

It appeared that the pilot attempted to return to the field with a 180 degree turn instead of making a forced landing straight ahead.

Sources:
http://www.bfu-web.de/DE/Publikationen/Untersuchungsberichte/2012/Bericht_12_3X021_DG500_Laufenselden.pdf?__blob=publicationFile


http://www.bild.de/home/telegramm/home-telegramm/telegramm-15478948,textId=23648224,tabindex=0.bild.html
http://www.wormser-zeitung.de/nachrichten/polizei/11869470.htm
http://www.fr-online.de/fotostrecken-rhein-main,1472878,14825264.html (pictures of the accident)


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
15-Apr-2012 09:39 gerard57 Added
15-Apr-2012 11:40 PC12 Updated [Source]
15-Apr-2012 17:12 RobertMB Updated [Aircraft type, Registration]
16-Apr-2012 21:59 FLYINGBROTHER1 Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
17-Apr-2012 01:30 86.185.142.15 Updated [Aircraft type, Cn]
17-Apr-2012 06:03 RobertMB Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Location, Phase, Narrative]
01-Jun-2013 15:11 FLYINGBROTHER1 Updated [Cn, Location, Narrative]
09-Oct-2013 17:41 harro Updated [Time, Source, Narrative]
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