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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 226253
Last updated: 6 May 2021
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Date:16-JUN-2019
Time:14:45 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic VENT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Schempp-Hirth Ventus 3T
Owner/operator:Private
Registration: D-KFXX
MSN: 056 TS
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:Beuren / Hahnweide -   Germany
Phase: Take off
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Kirchheim unter Teck-Flugplatz Hahnweide (EDST)
Destination airport:Kirchheim unter Teck-Flugplatz Hahnweide (EDST)
Investigating agency: BFU Germany
Narrative:
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.

Sources:

https://www.esslinger-zeitung.de/region/polizei_artikel,-segelflieger-in-beuren-abgestuerzt-_arid,2264835.html

https://www.rtl.de/cms/fabrikneuer-motorsegler-stuerzt-in-altes-munitionsdepot-pilot-stirbt-4356663.html

https://www.bfu-web.de/DE/Publikationen/Untersuchungsberichte/2019/FBericht_19-0717-3X_Ventus3T_Beuren.pdf?__blob=publicationFile

Photo of the glider:
http://www.airport-data.com/aircraft/photo/001487746L.html

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


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
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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