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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 224784
Last updated: 5 September 2019
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Date:04-MAY-2019
Time:evening
Type:Rolladen-Schneider LS7
Owner/operator:Private
Registration: G-CFMY
C/n / msn: 7004
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:near Blaenau Ffestiniog, Gwynedd -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Nature:Private
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Narrative:
The glider crashed under unknown circumstances near Blaenau Ffestiniog, in Gwynedd, Wales. The glider sustained unreported damage and the sole pilot on board was fatally injured. According to a statement/press release from North Wales Police:

"Body recovered following glider incident
Sunday 05 May 2019

North Wales Police were contacted yesterday evening (Saturday May 4th) when a glider failed to return as planned. The glider was located in the Blaenau Ffestiniog area and sadly a body was recovered. The scene has been preserved overnight and the Air Accident Investigation Branch (AIIB) are also in attendance.

Sources:

1. https://www.dailypost.co.uk/news/north-wales-news/body-discovered-after-glider-crashes-16230628
2. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-48170049
3. https://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/wales-news/blaenau-ffestiniog-glider-death-confirmed-16230634
4. https://www.northwaleschronicle.co.uk/news/17620448.body-recovered-after-glider-crash-in-blaenau-ffestiniog/
5. https://www.north-wales.police.uk/news-and-appeals/body-recovered-following-glider-incident?utm_source=Facebook&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=SocialSignIn
6. https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/aaib-current-field-investigations/air-accidents-investigation-branch-current-field-investigations


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
06-May-2019 06:00 swat Added
06-May-2019 10:40 Captain Adam Updated [Aircraft type, Location, Narrative]
06-May-2019 23:30 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Operator, Other fatalities, Phase, Nature, Source, Embed code, Narrative]
09-May-2019 18:21 Dr. John Smith Updated [Embed code]
24-Jul-2019 11:24 sharla82 Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Source, Embed code]
24-Jul-2019 11:24 harro Updated [Aircraft type, Cn]
24-Jul-2019 11:25 harro Updated [Aircraft type]
05-Sep-2019 17:34 Dr. John Smith Updated [Source]

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