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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 75604
Last updated: 22 June 2018
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Date:06-JUL-2010
Time:17:02
Type:Schempp-Hirth Discus 2a
Owner/operator:Aeroclub of Czech Republic
Registration: OK-7000 (GX)
C/n / msn: 216
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Category:Accident
Location:10 km South West from Ruzomberok -   Slovakia
Phase: En route
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Prievidza - LZPE
Destination airport:Prievidza - LZPE
Investigating agency: LNVU
Narrative:
On 4 July 2010 at 17:02 hrs during competitive flights on the 31st FAI World Gliding Championship in Prievidza ("31st FAI WGC 2010") two gliders circling in updraft hit each other 10 km SW from the city of Ružomberok.
The pilots were unhurt. The damaged aircraft landed at the Ružomberok Airport (LZRU) and at the Prievidza airport (LZPE), respectively.
Involved were Schempp-Hirth Discus 2T (SE-UOA) and Schempp-Hirth Discus 2a (OK-7000).

Cause of air accident
The pilot of aircraft Discus 2T "8K" joining circling aircraft in the updraft crossed the air path of aircraft that were already circling in the updraft and did not keep a safe distance from these aircraft. In spite of his effort to avoid the collision by pulling back the stick two competitive aircraft crashed to each other.

Sources:

http://www.gliding.cz/forum/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=2720
http://www.wgc2010.sk/index.php/en/news_show/103/no-rel

Accident investigation:
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Investigating agency: LNVU
Status: Investigation completed
Duration:
Download report: Final report


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
12-Jul-2010 21:02 FLYINGBROTHER1 Added
13-Jul-2010 00:57 bubu Updated [Date, Time, Source, Narrative]
13-Jul-2010 01:52 RobertMB Updated [Date, Narrative]
19-Aug-2010 04:49 StaPo Updated [Operator]
13-Apr-2018 18:04 harro Updated [Location, Narrative]

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