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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 239962
Last updated: 15 September 2020
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Date:13-AUG-2020
Time:16:40
Type:Silhouette image of generic DR40 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Robin DR.400/180R Remorqueur
Owner/operator:Luftsportvereinigung Wolfhagen e.V.
Registration: D-EIKO
C/n / msn: 1130
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Category:Accident
Location:near Hessisch Lichtenau Airfield -   Germany
Phase: Initial climb
Nature:Banner and glider towing
Departure airport:Hessisch Lichtenau Airfield
Destination airport:Hessisch Lichtenau Airfield
Investigating agency: BFU Germany
Narrative:
The airplane was towing a glider without any problems. According to initial findings, shortly after the glider was released, the Robin went into a descent and crashed into a forest near Hessich Lichtenau Airfield.
The pilot didn't survive the crash.

Sources:

https://www.hna.de/lokales/witzenhausen/hessisch-lichtenau-toedlicher-flugzeug-absturz-zr-90023325.html
https://www.presseportal.de/blaulicht/pm/44151/4678901
https://www.presseportal.de/blaulicht/pm/44151/4679596
https://www.faz.net/aktuell/rhein-main/region-und-hessen/pilot-von-kleinflugzeug-bei-absturz-gestorben-16904257.html


Images:

Photo of D-EIKO courtesy AirHistory.net


Wolfhagen - Graner Berg (EDGW)
15 September 2019; (c) Joachim Lippl

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
14-Aug-2020 06:07 Mir Added
14-Aug-2020 06:09 harro Updated [Aircraft type, Cn, Damage, Narrative]
14-Aug-2020 11:58 RobertMB Updated [Operator, Location, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Narrative]
14-Aug-2020 12:23 Captain Adam Updated [Narrative]
14-Aug-2020 15:25 Mir Updated [Source]
14-Aug-2020 15:26 harro Updated [Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Narrative]
16-Aug-2020 02:37 RobertMB Updated [Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Narrative]
17-Aug-2020 13:49 Mir Updated [Phase]
08-Sep-2020 08:56 Anon. Updated [Operator]
08-Sep-2020 08:57 harro Updated [Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Narrative]
08-Sep-2020 08:57 harro Updated [Nature]

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