ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 147411
Last updated: 30 July 2014
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Date:04-AUG-2012
Time:12:45 LT
Type:Glaser-Dirks DG-100
Owner/operator:Angus Gliding Club
Registration: G-DDFN
C/n / msn: 30
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Airplane damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Pluckerston Farm, near Kirriemuir, Angus, Scotland -   United Kingdom
Phase: Take off
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Drumshade Farm, Kirriemuir, Angus
Destination airport:
Narrative:
A man has died after his glider crashed in a field at Pluckerston Farm, Kirriemuir, Angus. Emergency services were called to the scene near Forfar, Angus, at around 12.45pm on Saturday. Whilst turning to the right, the glider was seen to enter a spin from which it recovered after about two turns. The glider was seen to fly normally for about a minute and it then entered a second spin, from which it did not recover. The pilot was fatally injured

Tayside Police said the 59-year-old man was the only person in the aircraft and no-one else was injured. The force said inquiries are ongoing.

Tayside Fire and Rescue officers said they were called to Drumshade Farm near Kirriemuir, Angus, following a report that a glider may have come down but their services were not needed.

Registration G-DDFN cancelled by the CAA on 21/3/2013 as aircraft "destroyed"

Sources:
1. http://www.aaib.gov.uk/publications/bulletins/july_2013/glaser_dirks_dg_100_glider__g_ddfn.cfm
2. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-19126399
3. http://www.facebook.com/pages/Angus-Gliding-Club/102009626555228
4. http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/local-national/uk/pilot-killed-in-glider-field-crash-16193873.html?action=Popup&gallery=no
5. http://www.express.co.uk/posts/view/337539/Pilot-killed-in-glider-field-crash
6. http://www.caa.co.uk/application.aspx?catid=60&pagetype=65&appid=1&mode=reg&fullregmark=DDFN

G-DDFN DG-100, Drumshade

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
04-Aug-2012 13:32 sharla Added
04-Aug-2012 15:27 Dr. John Smith Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Operator, Location, Nature, Departure airport, Source, Embed code, Narrative]
05-Aug-2012 07:17 harro Updated [Aircraft type, Embed code]
06-Aug-2012 06:23 78.105.153.75 Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Source]
06-Aug-2012 06:35 harro Updated [Registration, Narrative]
06-Aug-2012 06:46 FLYINGBROTHER1 Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport]
14-Aug-2012 04:08 TB Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Location, Narrative]
28-Jul-2013 19:22 Dr. John Smith Updated [Registration, Cn, Source, Embed code, Narrative]
28-Jul-2013 19:27 Dr. John Smith Updated [Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Narrative]
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