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Date:16-JUL-2019
Time:15:55
Type:Silhouette image of generic rls8 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Rolladen-Schneider LS8-18
Owner/operator:Segelfluggruppe Birrfeld
Registration: HB-3297
MSN: 8328
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Minor
Category:Accident
Location:Cheval-Blanc -   France
Phase: Landing
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Vinon Airfield (LFNF)
Destination airport:Vinon Airfield (LFNF)
Investigating agency: BEA
Narrative:
The pilot was flying along the ridge on the southern slope of the Cheval Blanc mountain in a westerly direction. He bypassed a summit culminating at 2,307 m in its path. At the end of this pass, the glider was below the level of the ridge at a low height above the slope. The pilot nevertheless continued in the direction of the Paluet drop. When he realized that he could not cross the terrain in front of him, he felt that he could no longer veer safely towards the valley and made a forced landing on the side of the mountain.

The pilot's decision to continue the flight in unfavorable conditions forced him to land on an unsuitable surface.

Sources:

https://www.laprovence.com/actu/en-direct/5596832/thorame-basse-04-atterrissage-en-catastrophe-dun-planeur.html
https://www.bea.aero/uploads/tx_elydbrapports/BEA2019-0394.pdf

Accident investigation:
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Investigating agency: BEA
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 10 months
Download report: Final report


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
17-Jul-2019 12:49 Discus Added
17-Jul-2019 12:57 RobertMB Updated [Aircraft type, Cn, Operator, Total occupants, Nature, Damage, Narrative]
22-May-2020 09:08 harro Updated [Departure airport, Destination airport, Narrative, Accident report, ]
26-May-2020 19:26 snip Updated [Source]

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