Accident Glaser-Dirks DG-200/17C PH-699,
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 278201
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Date:Monday 14 March 2022
Type:Glaser-Dirks DG-200/17C
Registration: PH-699
MSN: 2-138/CL10
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:near Mátranovák -   Hungary
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: TSB Hungary
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
The glider bounced after landing on sloping terrain and swerved, causing the tail section to break. There were no personal injuries.

The direct cause of the occurrence was the pilot's inadequate assessment of the situation with regard to:
- he did not assess the terrain with sufficient accuracy when selecting the terrain;
- he did not detect and correct the glide in time when descending to a lower slope;
- he did not perform the flare procedure accurately under the given conditions (delayed and too fast start of nose pick-up).

Indirect causes and contributing factors:
- when looking downwards at a high angle, especially at high sun elevations (thus in short shadows), it is difficult to judge the curvature and steepness of the slope;
- climbing uphill becomes increasingly complex as the slope increases, and is not safe to attempt without specific training and practice;
- when selecting a landing site, the pilot did not give due weight to the more suitable terrain nearby, focusing too much on the first site selected.


TSB Hungary

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: TSB Hungary
Report number: 
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 5 months
Download report: Final report

Revision history:

17-May-2022 18:58 harro Added
09-Sep-2022 17:08 harro Updated [Time, Total occupants, Narrative, Category, Accident report]

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