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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 145367
Last updated: 10 December 2016
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Type:Schleicher ASW 24
Owner/operator:Robert James Brimfield (regd. owner)
Registration: G-CGDU
C/n / msn: 24118
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Airplane damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Harling Road, in Eaton Bray, Near Dunstable, Bedfordshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Dunstable Downs, Bedfordshire
Destination airport:Dunstable Downs, Bedfordshire
The pilot was carrying out his second flight of the day from a winch launch. He turned downwind and was seen to make an orbit to the right before continuing downwind. The glider made a brief, steep, wings-level climb before levelling off at a height of about 300 feet. It then banked to the left, before entering what was described as a spiral dive to the right. After turning through approximately 270, the glider impacted the ground in a steep nose-down attitude. The pilot was fatally injured. The most likely cause of the accident was a stall leading to a loss of control, with insufficient height available to recover.


Revision history:

01-May-2012 00:30 saf7670 Added
01-May-2012 00:31 harro Updated [Date, Aircraft type]
01-May-2012 00:47 FLYINGBROTHER1 Updated [Time, Registration, Source, Damage]
04-May-2012 15:29 FLYINGBROTHER1 Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Operator, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
09-Sep-2012 11:43 Dr. John Smith Updated [Source, Narrative]
16-Feb-2013 12:10 harro Updated [Time, Source, Narrative]
26-Nov-2014 14:10 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Embed code, Narrative]
26-Nov-2014 14:12 Dr. John Smith Updated [Location]
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