Accident Flight Design CT-2K D-M..., 05 Mar 2018
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Time:14:30 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic FDCT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Flight Design CT-2K
Registration: D-M...
MSN: 00-11-02-23
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Gliderairfield Karlstadt Saupurzel -   Germany
Phase: Take off
Departure airport:Karlstadt Saupurzel Glider Airfield
Destination airport:Wernigerode
Investigating agency: BFU Germany
Confidence Rating: Information verified through data from accident investigation authorities
According to witnesses, the pilot flew together with his former flight instructor in an Ikarus C42 ultralight, from the airfield Halle/Oppin to the glider airfield Karlstadt-Saupurzel in order to buy a CT-2K. Around 13:00 the landing took place on the glider airfield. According to the seller of the CT 2K, he had discussed the purchase contract matters with the buyer and had also given him a theoretical introduction to the model. The seller flew with the buyer for about 15 minutes, the seller had controlled the plane and the buyer was sitting on the right seat. The seller told the BFU that after landing, before switching off the engine, he had set the trim to "neutral".
After completion of the purchase the buyer intended to transfer the CT 2K solo to Wernigerode. The seller and the flight instructor testified that they advised the pilot not to do so, as he had no experience on the CT 2K and should first receive a practical introduction to the CT 2K before take-off. Also the suggestion, the flight instructor would transfer the CT 2K and the buyer would fly back with the Ikarus C42 familiar to him, was rejected by the pilot. The surveillance video of the apron showed the buyer went to the plane with 2 bags, stowed them in the luggage compartment and got in. The aircraft rolled at 14:28 o'clock to the start on the runway 09. The flight instructor in the C42, who followed, testified to the BFU that the take-off of the CT 2K had looked "normal" for him. He had not followed the further climb. The seller stated that the CT 2K climbed to a height of approx. 100 m with a very steep climb angle of up to 45°, then tilted with a 180° turn and crashed to the ground. It caught fire after hitting the ground.


Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: BFU Germany
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 1 year and 8 months
Download report: Final report


Revision history:

05-Mar-2018 16:18 copi Added
05-Mar-2018 16:19 harro Updated [Aircraft type, Narrative]
05-Mar-2018 16:29 Iceman 29 Updated [Source, Embed code, Narrative]
05-Mar-2018 20:41 mhab Updated [Location, Embed code]
05-Mar-2018 20:50 gnomy Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Departure airport, Source]
06-Mar-2018 14:39 TB Updated [Registration]
06-Mar-2018 17:41 Iceman 29 Updated [Time, Operator, Phase, Embed code, Narrative]
01-Nov-2019 10:41 harro Updated [Aircraft type, Cn, Departure airport, Destination airport, Narrative, Accident report, ]

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