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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 224441
Last updated: 2 June 2019
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Date:29-MAR-1959
Time:11:18 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic DHC1 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland Canada DHC-1 Chipmunk
Owner/operator:Private
Registration: HB-TUD
C/n / msn: C1/0170
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Grenchen Airport - LSZG -   Switzerland
Phase: Initial climb
Nature:Private
Departure airport:LSZG
Destination airport:LSZG
Narrative:
The glider towing aircraft crashed shortly after departure from Grenchen Airport - LSZG. Reason: Slow towing of a glider with subsequent stall and spin. The German pilot was killed. The glider was able to release from the rope and landed back at the airfield.

Sources:

https://www.grenchnertagblatt.ch/solothurn/grenchen/tragischer-tod-beim-schleppflug-absturz-am-ostersonntag-vor-60-jahren-134268835


Revision history:

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28-Apr-2019 07:05 FLYINGBROTHER1 Added

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