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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 234022
Last updated: 30 July 2020
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Time:15:08 UTC
Type:Schempp-Hirth Nimbus 4M
Registration: OY-XXL
C/n / msn: 12/34
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Arnborg (EKAB) -   Denmark
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Arnborg (EKAB)
Destination airport:Arnborg (EKAB)
Investigating agency: HCLJ Denmark
During landing, at approx. 5 meters (m) above the runway, the flap handle detached from the positive flap position and moved (due to the designed spring influence) to the negative flap position. The glider sank quickly, hit the runway hard and crashed. The technical studies showed that the flip handle and associated bracket (rail) were worn and that the spring force required to hold the flap handle was less than prescribed by the glider manufacturer.



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

Revision history:

15-Mar-2020 10:16 harro Added

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