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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 234022
Last updated: 30 July 2020
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Date:01-JUN-2019
Time:15:08 UTC
Type:Schempp-Hirth Nimbus 4M
Owner/operator:Private
Registration: OY-XXL
C/n / msn: 12/34
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Category:Accident
Location:Arnborg (EKAB) -   Denmark
Phase: Landing
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Arnborg (EKAB)
Destination airport:Arnborg (EKAB)
Investigating agency: HCLJ Denmark
Narrative:
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.

Sources:

HCLJ

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


Revision history:

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15-Mar-2020 10:16 harro Added

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