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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 220332
Last updated: 9 November 2019
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Date:30-DEC-2018
Time:08:30 UTC
Type:Silhouette image of generic FDCT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Flight Design CTLS-ELA
Owner/operator:Private
Registration: HB-WYA
C/n / msn: F-09-03-06
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Near Chachoengsao -   Thailand
Phase: Approach
Nature:Private
Departure airport:VTCT (Chiang Rai)
Destination airport:VTBT (Bang Phra)
Narrative:
The aircraft was one of two Flight Design CTLS-ELA aircraft being flown solo around the world by two paraplegic pilots in an adventure known as Handiflight Around the World promoting the inclusion of disabled people and raising funds for handicap international with the support of Lions International. The two aircraft were accompanied by Piper PA24-250 Comanche HB-OVW being flown by another disabled pilot. The three aircraft were on approach to Bang Phra Airport in the Si Racha District, south east of Bangkok when HB-WYA went down. It has been reported that several broken power cables were found in the vicinity and it is believed that the aircraft struck these before crashing and being engulfed in flames.
The pilot Mike Lomberg died.

Sources:

1. Death of our Friend Mike Lomberg
2. Handiflight Around the World Facebook Page
3. disabled-round-the-world-pilot-killed-in-crash


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
30-Dec-2018 14:03 Topaz Added
30-Dec-2018 17:34 RobertMB Updated [Narrative]
30-Dec-2018 20:16 Anon. Updated [Time]
31-Dec-2018 10:43 Iceman 29 Updated [Embed code, Narrative]
31-Dec-2018 11:55 Topaz Updated [Embed code]
31-Dec-2018 13:10 flyflyfly Updated [Phase, Embed code]

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