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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 161800
Last updated: 23 November 2020
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Time:12:15 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic ask1 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Schleicher ASK 21
Owner/operator:Sutton Bank Gliding Club
Registration: BGA 4231
C/n / msn: 21...
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Sutton Bank Airfield, near Thirsk, North Yorkshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: Initial climb
Departure airport:Sutton Bank Airfield (X5SB)
Destination airport:Sutton Bank Airfield (X5SB)
As the aerotow took off Pilot 1, sensing Pilot 2 was rather tense, told him to "ease off on stick". Pilot 2 mistook this for release the tow. Pilot 1 took control as the glider passed the end of field ridge and instead of field landing at the bottom of the hill returned to the airtield. He just cleared the ridge but then could not avoid hitting a parked glider.


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Revision history:

31-Oct-2013 21:32 Alpine Flight Added
07-Dec-2014 02:43 Dr. John Smith Updated [Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source]

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