Mid-air collision Accident Schempp-Hirth Standard Cirrus OK-7077,
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 214234
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Date:Sunday 5 August 2018
Time:15:23 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic scir model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Schempp-Hirth Standard Cirrus
Owner/operator:Plachtařskŷ spolek ČR
Registration: OK-7077
MSN: 385
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:5 km West of Vésztő -   Hungary
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Szeged Airport (LHUD)
Destination airport:Szeged Airport (LHUD)
Investigating agency: TSB Hungary
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
During a cross-country flying task as an event of the XI. Flatland Cup, which is an international competition for sailplanes, the type Schempp-Hirth Standard Cirrus (OK-7077) collided mid-air with an SZD-41A Jantar Standard (HA-4361) while soaring in a thermal near Vésztő town. The pilot of the Cirrus left his aircraft immediately after the collision, and landed safely using his parachute. The pilot of the seriously damaged Jantar first continued his flight in the direction of Szeged Airport (which 110 km
ahead), but then, after flying for almost 30 minutes and receiving a suggestion through radio, he landed at Békéscsaba airport which was closer.

The IC concluded during the investigation that the cause of the occurrence was that the pilot of the aircraft with reg. mark HA-4361 attempted to join the aircraft in the thermal along a risky path, disregarding the relevant rules, and then failed to react, in a timely manner, to the danger of collision which had formed in the meantime.
In the opinion of the IC, the following factors might also have contributed to the occurrence:
− increased psychic stress due to the competition
− large number of aircraft manoeuvring close to one another beneath the same cloud.



Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: TSB Hungary
Report number: 
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 1 year and 11 months
Download report: Final report

Revision history:

08-Aug-2018 18:12 Alpine Flight Added
22-Jul-2020 17:39 harro Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Operator, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative, Accident report, ]
22-Jul-2020 17:40 harro Updated [Aircraft type, Narrative, Accident report, ]

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