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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 69971
Last updated: 1 August 2021
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Type:Silhouette image of generic ask1 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Schleicher ASK 21
Owner/operator:East Sussex Gliding Club
Registration: G-CJKA
MSN: 21059
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Minor
Location:Kitson Field, The Broyle, Ringmer, East Sussex -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Kitson Field, The Broyle, Ringmer, East Sussex
Destination airport:
The trial flight was being filmed for local TV news with the air-to-air filming conducted with the cameraman in the tug. After release the tug positioned to give the cameraman a better view of the glider but in doing so the trailing rope and rings caught the glider.

The rope initially caught on the fuselage before hitting the lower surface and finally the upper surface of the port wing. The fuselage was just scuffed by the contact but both the upper and lower wing skins were split by the rings.

Note: Registration had been BGA 4564 until 18.1.2008.


BGA Incident Report

Revision history:

08-Nov-2009 09:28 DColclasure Added
22-Sep-2011 12:54 Uli Elch Updated [Registration, Cn, Nature, Narrative]
23-Nov-2014 06:03 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Location, Departure airport, Source, Embed code, Narrative]

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