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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 176467
Last updated: 24 May 2019
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Date:28-MAY-2015
Time:20:20 LT
Type:Schempp-Hirth Janus Ce
Owner/operator:Akaflieg Braunschweig e.V.
Registration: D-5166
C/n / msn: 285
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:Bartholomä Airfield - EDPU -   Germany
Phase: Take off
Nature:Training
Departure airport:EDPU
Destination airport:EDPU
Investigating agency: BFU Germany
Narrative:
The glider crashed during a winch launch. According to witnesses, it suddenly nosedived to the ground from a height of about 50m. The flight instructor (30) and her student (21) were seriously injured and airlifted to hospital. The student later succumbed to his injuries. Both belonged to a glider group from Braunschweig, who were visiting the airfield in Southern Germany for an intensive training week.

conclusions
The air accident is due to the fact that the glider was in an excessive flight condition at a low altitude during the winch launch after an aborted take-off. This was achieved because the aircraft flew at too low a speed and therefore the airflow was cut off. Due to a lack of altitude reserve, a successful rejection of the excessive flight condition was no longer possible.

Sources:

https://www.pz-news.de/baden-wuerttemberg_artikel,-Flugschueler-stirbt-nach-Absturz-mit-Segelflieger-_arid,1024425.html
https://www.schwaebische.de/landkreis/ostalbkreis/aalen_artikel,-flugsch%C3%BCler-stirbt-bei-absturz-in-bartholom%C3%A4-_arid,10241097.html
https://www.presseportal.de/blaulicht/pm/110969/3033695

Accident investigation:
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Investigating agency: BFU Germany
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 2 years and 6 months
Download report: Final report


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
29-May-2015 13:04 transylvhwp Added
29-May-2015 13:05 harro Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Other fatalities, Source, Narrative]
30-May-2015 08:34 flyflyfly Updated [Time, Operator, Source, Narrative]
30-May-2015 18:56 FLYINGBROTHER1 Updated [Time, Location, Damage]
15-Dec-2017 11:31 harro Updated [Narrative]

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