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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 229909
Last updated: 17 November 2019
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Date:23-JUL-2019
Time:18:25 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic A321 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Airbus A321-231
Owner/operator:Lufthansa
Registration: D-AISV
C/n / msn: 4050
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 175
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: None
Category:Serious incident
Location:ca 37 km NE of Hamburg Airport -   Germany
Phase: En route
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Frankfurt International Airport (FRA/EDDF)
Destination airport:Hamburg-Fuhlsbüttel Airport (HAM/EDDH)
Investigating agency: BFU Germany
Narrative:
Lufthansa flight LH24, an Airbus A321 (D-AISV) was on an IFR flight from Frankfurt to Hamburg, Germany. On board were the five-man crew and 170 passengers. The flight was guided by Bremen Radar with radar vectors to the southern approach of runway 23. The flight was then given clearance by the responsible controller to turn left to 280° and descend to 3000 ft AMSL to reach the Instrument Landing System (ILS) of runway 23.
The crew had preselected 3000 ft AMSL as the target altitude and the autopilot was activated. The Airbus was in a left turn with a bank angle of approx. 25° (course 305°) in descent (sink rate 910 ft/min) when it came close to a Rolladen Schneider LS-4 glider in the area.
The Airbus overtook the glider and flew under it at a horizontal distance of approx. 50 m and a vertical distance of approx. 200 ft. The glider was on a VFR flight together with a second glider. Both planes had started from the glider airfield Lübeck-Blankensee. The glider pilot stated that she was at approx. 3600 ft AMSL, flying in northwestern direction over the southern part of the village Reinfeld, when unexpectedly an Airbus A321 appeared on approximately the same course just below her glider and overtook it on the right side. She had not seen the Airbus before and had therefore not been able to avoid it. She estimated the distance at 60-80 m horizontally and 20-30 m vertically. The second glider was about 1.5 NM northwest of the event location at the time of the approach. The Airbus continued its approach to runway 23 at Hamburg Airport and the glider later landed in Lübeck-Blankensee.

Clarification about airspace classification aan rules of the air in the twitter link below

Sources:

https://www.bfu-web.de/DE/Publikationen/Bulletins/2019/Bulletin2019-07.pdf?__blob=publicationFile
https://flightaware.com/live/flight/DLH24/history/20190723/1510Z/EDDF/EDDH/tracklog
https://twitter.com/RuudHteB/status/1183362911592316929?s=20


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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
12-Oct-2019 11:35 harro Added
12-Oct-2019 14:02 harro Updated [Photo]
12-Oct-2019 14:03 harro Updated [Source]
13-Oct-2019 14:01 Anon. Updated [Source, Narrative]

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