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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 226253
Last updated: 6 May 2021
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Time:14:45 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic VENT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Schempp-Hirth Ventus 3T
Registration: D-KFXX
MSN: 056 TS
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Beuren / Hahnweide -   Germany
Phase: Take off
Departure airport:Kirchheim unter Teck-Flugplatz Hahnweide (EDST)
Destination airport:Kirchheim unter Teck-Flugplatz Hahnweide (EDST)
Investigating agency: BFU Germany
Glider crashed after experiencing difficulties during launch. The glider had been towed by a glider tug, and crashed just after being released.

According to media, the pilot was flying the first time with this type of glider.

Pilot had troubles to follow the towplane. After release attitude has not been stabilized until crash.


Photo of the glider:

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: BFU Germany
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 11 months
Download report: Final report

Revision history:

16-Jun-2019 21:24 Tom Added
17-Jun-2019 05:54 Anon. Updated [Phase, Narrative]
17-Jun-2019 14:19 CharlyBravo Updated [Registration, Source]
18-Jun-2019 17:13 flyflyfly Updated [Time, Cn, Other fatalities, Source, Narrative]
21-Sep-2019 09:21 Anon. Updated [Narrative]
27-Aug-2020 20:07 deed Updated [Source]
27-Aug-2020 20:08 harro Updated [Source, Narrative, Accident report, ]
28-Aug-2020 08:02 deed Updated [Source, Narrative]

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