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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 16833
Last updated: 26 November 2019
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Time:c. 13:45
Type:Silhouette image of generic RF5 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Sportavia-Pützer RF-5B Sperber
Owner/operator:Aeroclub Valkenburg
Registration: PH-626
C/n / msn: 51072
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Valkenburg (EHVB) -   Netherlands
Phase: Take off
Departure airport:Valkenburg (EHVB)
Destination airport:Valkenburg (EHVB)
The RF5B motor glider was pulled out of the hangar at Valkenburg and prepared for a local flight. The outer wing sections were folded down and secured.
During takeoff the right hand outer wing section folded upwards, to a 90 degree angle with the inner wing section. The airplane rolled right and crashed.

- coptercrazy


Photo of PH-626 courtesy

Hoeven - Seppe (EHSE)
1979; (c) Marijn Aarts (via Joop de Groot)

PH-626 at Midden-Zeeland Airfield Photo: 10 August 1990; (c) H. Ranter

Revision history:

28-Mar-2008 05:05 harro Added
29-Sep-2011 07:59 Uli Elch Updated [Aircraft type, Cn, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
29-Sep-2011 07:59 Uli Elch Updated [Plane category, ]
11-Jun-2019 15:53 harro Updated [Narrative, Photo]

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