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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 168080
Last updated: 24 May 2019
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Date:26-JUL-2014
Time:16:00 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic ls4 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Rolladen-Schneider LS4-a
Owner/operator:Vliegclub Hoogeveen
Registration: PH-1061
C/n / msn: 4825
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:SFG Sultmer Berg -   Germany
Phase: Take off
Nature:Private
Departure airport:SFG Sultmer Berg
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: BFU Germany
Narrative:
The LS4 made a winch launch from runway 18 from the glider airfield in Sultmer Berg (Germany) at about 16.00.
According to eye witnesses, the glider made a steep climb as soon as it became airborne and then began to oscillate around its vertical axis. The glider reached an altitude of 50 to 70 metres, after which it banked over its left wing and crashed. The pilot was fatally wounded.The glider was destroyed.
During the investigation no technical defects were identified in the control systems. The elevator trim was found to be in a tail-heavy position.

Sources:

http://www.hna.de/lokales/northeim/toter-absturz-eines-segelflugzeugs-northeim-3733028.html
https://www.onderzoeksraad.nl/en/onderzoek/2354/quarterly-report-aviation-2nd-quarter-2017

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


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
27-Jul-2014 06:08 EST68 Added
27-Jul-2014 06:11 harro Updated [Cn, Operator]
27-Jul-2014 14:07 izl-info Updated [Location]
27-Jul-2014 19:21 FLYINGBROTHER1 Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Location, Departure airport]
28-Jul-2014 10:06 Anon. Updated [Location, Departure airport]
15-Aug-2017 20:20 harro Updated [Source, Narrative]

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