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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 227502
Last updated: 1 December 2021
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Time:c. 15:00
Type:Silhouette image of generic LAE1 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lange Antares 20E
Registration: HB-2417
MSN: 24
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Blayeul mountain -   France
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Vinon Aerodrome
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: BEA
The pilot took off, autonomously, at around 12:55 p.m., from Vinon aerodrome, France. It followed the Durance valley then headed north-east by performing slope flight and using thermal ascents.
Around 2:15 p.m., the pilot made spirals over the crest of the Blayeul mountain. After a few spirals, he found that he was too close to the terrain and that he could not make a turn to get free. he managed to land on the eastern flank of the terrain at an altitude of approximately 1,950 m.

The pilot operated thermal ascending spirals near the terrain and at low speed. During these evolutions, it probably found itself in the lee of the relief and the glider suddenly lost altitude. The glider then being under the ridge facing the terrain at low speed, the pilot could not safely turn to get away from it. He then had to land on the slope in an emergency, without having time to get out the landing gear.


Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: BEA
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 9 months
Download report: Final report


Photo of HB-2417 courtesy

Birrfeld (LSZF)
15 August 2013; (c) Bart Hoekstra

Revision history:

23-Jul-2019 07:34 gerard57 Added
23-Jul-2019 09:45 flymax Updated [Aircraft type]
23-Jul-2019 11:16 RobertMB Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Source, Narrative]
23-Jul-2019 14:11 harro Updated [Aircraft type]
23-Jul-2019 14:18 harro Updated [Narrative]
24-Jul-2019 14:15 Anon. Updated [Source]
22-Apr-2020 12:11 harro Updated [Location, Departure airport, Narrative, Accident report, ]
20-Jun-2020 07:16 harro Updated [Source, Accident report, ]

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