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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 182937
Last updated: 12 August 2019
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Time:15:00 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic VENT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Schempp-Hirth Ventus 2cxM
Registration: D-KTBS
C/n / msn: 199
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Farm Stryfontein, W of Uhlenhorst -   Namibia
Phase: En route
Departure airport:FYBJ (Bitterwasser Lodge)
Destination airport:FYBJ (Bitterwasser Lodge)
The Ventus glider took off from Bitterwasser Lodge on Christmas Eve. The Swiss pilot, who had arrived in the country on December 18, communicated with another pilot shortly after take-off with regard to circling over Bitterwasser to gain height and discuss the weather. The glider did not return at sunset. It was reported to the authorities and a search was launched with no result. The glider was found by a farmer on the farm Stryfontein at 07:45 on December 26. It appeared that the glider had struck the ground in a near vertical attitude at high speed and had disintegrated upon impact.


1. Sweeftuigongeluk eis Switser se lewe

Maurizio Boschetti --> OLC /-/ -23.7167 17.8167 ---> Map Namibia

Revision history:

29-Dec-2015 21:16 Topaz Added
02-Jan-2016 13:38 Siegmar Updated [Operator, Location, Source]
02-Jan-2016 13:56 Siegmar Updated [Operator, Location, Source]
07-Jan-2016 07:00 FLYINGBROTHER1 Updated [Time, Operator, Location]
14-Jan-2017 09:04 FLYINGBROTHER1 Updated [Time, Cn, Departure airport, Destination airport]

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