Accident Schempp-Hirth Arcus T HB-2486,
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 263979
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Date:Saturday 12 June 2021
Time:c. 17:14
Type:Silhouette image of generic ARCP model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Schempp-Hirth Arcus T
Owner/operator:Segelfluggruppe Dittingen
Registration: HB-2486
MSN: 41
Year of manufacture:2013
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Dittingen Airfield (LSPD) -   Switzerland
Phase: Approach
Departure airport:Dittingen Airport (LSPD)
Destination airport:Dittingen Airport (LSPD)
Investigating agency: STSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
The powered glider crash landed into bushes while on approach to Dittingen Airfield (LSPD), Switzerland.
The two occupants onboard sustained minor injuries.

Based on the analysis of the flight data and the technical examination of the wreckage, technical defects of the glider HB-2486 can be excluded. Thus, the accident can be attributed to the fact that the pilot divided the approach in disregard of gliding principles and not in a safety-conscious manner, so that the glider crashed in front of the runway.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: STSB
Report number: 
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 1 year and 9 months
Download report: Final report

Sources: (photo)

Revision history:

13-Jun-2021 17:00 gerard57 Added
13-Jun-2021 20:10 RobertMB Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Operator, Location, Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
15-Jun-2021 17:32 Captain Adam Updated [Narrative]
26-Jun-2021 17:55 harro Updated [Source]

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