ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 145367
Last updated: 18 September 2014
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Date:30-APR-2012
Time:13:42
Type:Schleicher ASW 24
Owner/operator:Private
Registration: G-CGDU
C/n / msn: 24118
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Airplane damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Near Dunstable , Bedfordshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Dunstable
Destination airport:Dunstable
Narrative:
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 ft. 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.

Sources:
http://www.aaib.gov.uk/publications/bulletins/february_2013/schleicher_asw_24__g_cgdu.cfm

http://www.caa.co.uk/application.aspx?catid=60&pagetype=65&appid=1&mode=reg&fullregmark=CGDU
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-beds-bucks-herts-17896930
http://www.itv.com/news/anglia/update/2012-05-01/investigation-into-bedfordshire-glider-crash-under-way/
http://www.itv.com/news/anglia/2012-04-30/glider-pilot-killed-in-crash-in-bedfordshire/
http://www.luton-dunstable.co.uk/News/
http://www.abpic.co.uk/photo/1179387/ (picture of the aircraft)


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
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]
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