Mid-air collision Accident Rolladen-Schneider LS8-18 G-XWON,
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Date:Tuesday 9 August 2022
Time:15:45 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic rls8 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Rolladen-Schneider LS8-18
Owner/operator:Navboys Ltd.
Registration: G-XWON
MSN: 8305
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Minor
Location:120km WNW of Tabor -   Czech Republic
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Departure airport:Tábor Airport (LKTA)
Destination airport:Tábor Airport (LKTA)
Investigating agency: UZPLN
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Two gliders, a Rolladen-Schneider LS4 (HB-3025) and a Rolladen-Schneider LS8-18 (G-XWON) were involved in a mid-air collision at the 12th FAI Junior World Gliding Championships in Tabor, Czech Republic.

During the flight of the competition task, the pilot of the LS8 was circling in the updraft and the pilot of LS4 wanted to join the gliders he saw circling in the updraft. When the LS4 pilot started a turn to fly into the updraft, he collided with the LS8. The pilot of the LS4 was confident that the glider was severely damaged due to the intensity of the impact, the shattering of the glider's cabin canopy, the spin and the pitch into a large descent, and therefore abandoned the glider using a rescue parachute. He landed on a parachute about 1.7 km from the glider's impact site. He was not injured.
The LS4 was extensively damaged by impact and impact in the forest. The pilot of the LS8 checked the controllability of his glider after the impact. After finding that he could continue his downward flight, he looked for a place to land in the terrain. Landed in a field, about 7 km NE of the crash site. He suffered no injuries. The LS8 suffered minor damage when the gliders collided.

The cause of the air accident was an error by the pilot of the LS4-A glider in evaluating the movement of the gliders in the updraft and an incorrect connection between them, which resulted in failure to maintain a safe distance and lack of time to avoid a collision.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: UZPLN
Report number: 
Status: Investigation completed
Download report: Final report



Revision history:

10-Aug-2022 18:11 Capt. chaos Added
10-Aug-2022 18:15 harro Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Location, Country, Departure airport, Destination airport, Narrative]
10-Aug-2022 18:18 harro Updated [Cn, Operator]
14-Aug-2022 18:46 Alpine Flight Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Damage]

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