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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 182937
Last updated: 12 August 2019
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Date:24-DEC-2015
Time:15:00 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic VENT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Schempp-Hirth Ventus 2cxM
Owner/operator:Private
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
Nature:Private
Departure airport:FYBJ (Bitterwasser Lodge)
Destination airport:FYBJ (Bitterwasser Lodge)
Narrative:
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.

Sources:

1. Sweeftuigongeluk eis Switser se lewe

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


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
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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