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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 158639
Last updated: 8 June 2019
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Time:16:10 LT
Type:Lancair ES
Owner/operator:Bundeswehr-Luftsportring Laupheim e.V.
Registration: OM-CYL
C/n / msn: 046-08-96
Fatalities:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Heimertingen near Oberopfingen -   Germany
Phase: En route
Departure airport:ETHL
Destination airport:ETHL
Investigating agency: BFU Germany
A single engine Lancair ES crashed near Oberopfingen, Germany. All three occupants suffered fatal injuries.

It is probable that the aircraft was thrown into a spin while approaching the low speed area during the flight to familiarize with the pattern. The pilot was unable to end this flight condition before the plane hit the ground.
Provided that the spin was not intended, turbulence may have contributed to tipping.
Regaining control may have been made more difficult by an increase in engine power.

Sources:;art3458,2160719 (Picture of the aircraft)

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: BFU Germany
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 4 years and 3 months
Download report: Final report


Photo taken at Spanish Empuriabrava airfield (LEAP) on April 6, 2012 by Joseba Zubiaurre

Revision history:

19-Aug-2013 13:18 danzas Added
19-Aug-2013 14:21 gnomy Updated [Time, Location]
19-Aug-2013 15:32 FLYINGBROTHER1 Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Operator, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
19-Aug-2013 17:19 harro Updated [Aircraft type, Narrative]
26-Dec-2015 13:18 JOZUAL Updated [Photo, ]
15-Dec-2017 10:12 harro Updated [Narrative]

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