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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 71211
Last updated: 22 April 2019
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Date:08-AUG-2008
Time:14:00
Type:Silhouette image of generic ls4 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Rolladen-Schneider LS4
Owner/operator:Private
Registration: G-DEMB
C/n / msn: 4185
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Cotswold GC, Aston Down, Gloucestershire -   United Kingdom
Phase: Landing
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Aston Down, Gloucestershire
Destination airport:Aston Down, Gloucestershire
Narrative:
Unable to complete a competition task, the pilot set up a field landing. Misjudging the final approach, a wingtip caught on the top of a tree causing the glider to yaw and pitch nose down while still travelling in the approach direction.

The glider impacted heavily in a very nose down attitude while still yawing and then fell backwards, coming to rest facing the direction it had just come from. The pilot suffered minor cuts and bruises.

Note: Ex BGA 2785 until 7.2.2008. Registration G-DEMB cancelled by the CAA on 10.6.2011.

Sources:

1. BGA Accident Report
2. http://www.caa.co.uk/aircraft-registration/
3. http://www.cotswoldgliding.co.uk/
4. http://www.aviationfanatic.com/ent_show.php?ent=5&AC_Regno=G-DEMB


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
08-Jan-2010 06:05 DColclasure Added
22-Sep-2011 14:22 Uli Elch Updated [Registration, Cn, Nature, Source, Narrative]
11-Dec-2014 00:03 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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