ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 67643
Last updated: 19 September 2014
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Date:18-SEP-2005
Time:12:30 LT
Type:Glaser-Dirks DG-600/18
Owner/operator:Essex Gliding Club
Registration: BGA 3445
C/n / msn: 6-11
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Airplane damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Ridgewell Airfield near Great Yeldham, Essex -   United Kingdom
Phase: Initial climb
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Ridgewell Airfield
Destination airport:Ridgewell Airfield
Narrative:
At a height of approximately 350 feet during a winch launch, the glider was observed to be climbing at a slightly steeper than normal angle. The gliderís airspeed was perceived to be abnormally slow and the winch engine lost rpm. The winch operator adjusted the winch throttle setting to allow the engine to accelerate but this had little effect. The glider stalled, yawed to the right and entered a right-hand spin; during this manoeuvre the cable separated from the glider. Height was insufficient for recovery and the glider struck the ground whilst spinning, fatally injuring the pilot.

Sources:
www.bpg.flyer.co.uk/BGA.xls
http://www.aaib.gov.uk/cms_resources.cfm?file=/Glaser%20Dirks%20DG600%20Glider,%20BGA%203445%20(Tail%20No%20656).pdf


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
18-Dec-2012 13:30 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Operator, Total occupants, Total fatalities, Other fatalities, Location, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
25-May-2013 20:04 FLYINGBROTHER1 Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Departure airport, Destination airport]
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