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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 226130
Last updated: 1 September 2019
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Type:SZD-36 Cobra 15
Registration: D-5469
C/n / msn: W-670
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Schmoldow Airfield (EDBY) -   Germany
Phase: Take off
Departure airport:Schmoldow Airfield (EDBY)
Destination airport:Schmoldow Airfield (EDBY)
Investigating agency: BFU Germany
Witnesses observed how the glider after take-off did not reach a climb angle of more than 45. At a flight altitude between 20-30 m, the glider briefly rotated about its vertical axis along to the right and then to a turn to the left. This was followed by a tilting of the glider over the left wing and an almost vertical collision on the runway, right next to a PZL Bielsko SZD-50 Puchacz two-seater glider. Parts of the Cobra 15 hit the right wing and the canopy of the two-seater. The Cobra 15 was destroyed in the impact on the ground and the two-seater glider was severely damaged. The pilot of the Cobra 15 was thrown out of the cockpit and suffered fatal injuries.


Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: BFU Germany
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 3 months
Download report: Final report

Revision history:

13-Jun-2019 17:55 Gnomy Added
01-Sep-2019 19:28 harro Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Operator, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Accident report, ]
01-Sep-2019 19:31 harro Updated [Location, Narrative]

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