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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 227270
Last updated: 7 December 2021
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Time:c. 21:00
Type:Silhouette image of generic DG1T model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
DG Flugzeugbau DG-1000T
Registration: D-KIST
MSN: 10-78T17
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Valernes, Alpes-de-Haute-Provence -   France
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Sisteron-Theze Airfield (LFNS)
Destination airport:Sisteron-Theze Airfield (LFNS)
Investigating agency: BEA
The two-seater motorglider, which took off from the Sisteron-Vaumeilh aerodrome, crashed at almost 1,200 meters above sea level on the territory of the commune of Valernes, in a forested area near the summit of the mountain Hongrie.
The two victims are two tourists passing through the region, a 64-year-old Belgian, the pilot of the aircraft, and his passenger, a 67-year-old Dutchman.

The pilot flew the slope by making alternating eightshaped turns at an inclination of more than 30° along the Hungarian Rocks. Analysis of the parameters shows that the glider's speed was decreasing in the last seconds of the flight, approaching the stall speed.
Then, during a right turn, the pilot lost control of the glider.
The height of change in slope flight did not allow the pilot to regain control of the glider before impact with the ground.


Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: BEA
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 1 year and 2 months
Download report: Final report


Revision history:

17-Jul-2019 10:59 gerard57 Added
17-Jul-2019 11:03 gerard57 Updated [Location]
17-Jul-2019 11:10 RobertMB Updated [Time, Location, Departure airport, Source]
17-Jul-2019 11:48 RuudH Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Source]
17-Jul-2019 11:56 harro Updated [Aircraft type]
17-Jul-2019 12:00 harro Updated [Source]
17-Jul-2019 12:03 harro Updated [Source]
17-Jul-2019 12:18 Alpine Flight Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Cn, Location, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
17-Jul-2019 12:19 RobertMB Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Location, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
17-Jul-2019 13:36 Iceman 29 Updated [Source, Embed code, Narrative]
17-Jul-2019 13:39 gerard57 Updated [Location, Embed code]
17-Jul-2019 15:02 tom glider Updated [Destination airport, Narrative]
18-Jul-2019 18:20 RuudH Updated [Embed code]
18-Sep-2020 09:45 harro Updated [Embed code, Narrative, Accident report, ]

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