ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 29405
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Narrative:Written off (destroyed) 26-08-2001: Spun into ground after loss of control during winch launch from RAF Syerston, Flintham, near Newark-on-Trent, Nottinghamshire. The RAF pilot - the sole person on board - sustained fatal injuries. According to a contemporary newspaper report (see link #2):
|Owner/operator:||Four Counties Gliding Club|
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|Fatalities:||Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1|
|Airplane damage:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Location:||RAF Syerston, Flintham, near Newark-on-Trent, Nottinghamshire -
|Phase:|| Take off|
|Departure airport:||RAF Syerston, Nottinghamshire|
"An RAF pilot was killed yesterday after his glider crashed during take-off. The aircraft nose-dived on to the runway at RAF Syerston, near Newark, Nottinghamshire, as it attempted to gain altitude at about 10.30 am. The pilot, who was a member of the Four Counties Gliding Club, was flown to the Queen's Medical Centre, Nottingham, where he died a few hours later.
A spokesman for the Ministry of Defence said: "We are not able to give details about the pilot at this stage because we are in the process of contacting his next of kin."
Reports suggest the LS8 glider crashed from 300 feet when it became detached prematurely from a winch on the ground, which normally remains fixed to the craft until it attains a height of 1,000 feet. An investigation will be carried out by the MoD".
||Dr. John Smith
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