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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 178567
Last updated: 4 January 2021
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Date:12-AUG-2015
Time:15:00 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic ARCP model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Schempp-Hirth Arcus M
Owner/operator:BMGA - Bex Motor Glider Association
Registration: HB-2503
C/n / msn: 79
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:Pt. Col Ferret/200 m south of Swiss/Italian border -   Italy
Phase: En route
Nature:Unknown
Departure airport:Bex - LSGB
Destination airport:Bex - LSGB
Investigating agency: ANSV
Narrative:
The glider crashed close to Petit Col Ferret, at 2,500 meters of altitude. The two occupants died.
Pilot was a 65 year old man from Switzerland, the passenger 66 years old from Great Britain.

Sources:

http://www.ansv.it/It/Detail_relazioni.asp?ID=1953
https://www.aargauerzeitung.ch/blaulicht/schweizer-und-neuseelaender-verungluecken-mit-segelflugzeug-toedlich-129437989_
https://www.blick.ch/news/ausland/segelflug-drama-am-mont-blanc-warum-haben-die-piloten-den-motor-nicht-benutzt-id4069267.html

Accident investigation:
cover
  
Investigating agency: ANSV
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 3 years and 3 months
Download report: Final report


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
12-Aug-2015 19:09 harro Added
14-Aug-2015 13:03 Anon. Updated [Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
18-Aug-2015 07:20 Alpine Flight Updated [Time, Departure airport, Destination airport]
21-Aug-2015 19:25 Anon. Updated [Source, Narrative]
27-Jan-2016 07:57 Anon. Updated [Narrative]
16-Jan-2017 17:51 arcusfly Updated [Location, Narrative]
26-Nov-2018 19:41 harro Updated [Source, Accident report, ]

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