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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 227952
Last updated: 5 September 2019
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Time:12:45 BST
Type:Schmepp-Hirth Standard Cirrus 75
Owner/operator:South Wales Gliding Club
Registration: G-DDGX
C/n / msn: 619
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Lower Raglan Road, Gwernesney, near Usk, Monmouthshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: Take off
Departure airport:Gwernesney, near Usk, Monmouthshire
Destination airport:
Schmepp-Hirth Standard Cirrus 75 G-DDGX (c/no. 619, ex-BGA2114). According to a report from the BBC (see link #1): "A man has been taken to hospital with serious injuries after a glider crashed in Monmouthshire on Saturday afternoon. The fire service said the glider flipped over on take off at South Wales Gliding Club in Gwernesney, near Usk. The Air Accidents Investigation Branch said it had sent a team to the scene of the crash at Lower Raglan Road.

Police said they were called at about 12:45 BST. The man suffered serious injuries which are not thought to be life-threatening, Gwent Police added. The man was taken to Morriston Hospital, in Swansea. Fire crews from Usk, New Inn and Ebbw Vale attended."

UPDATE: A report in the "South Wales Argus" (8 August 2019 - see link #8) names the pilot, and reports that he did not recover from his injuries, and died in Hospital on Thursday 1 August 2019, quote:

"A GLIDER pilot who was taken to hospital following a crash in Monmouthshire has died.

Steve Evans, 54, suffered serious injuries in the crash at the South Wales Gliding Club in Gwernesney, near Usk, last month. The Neath Port Talbot resident was rushed to hospital. Emergency crews were called on Saturday, July 27 after the aircraft flipped over during take-off in Gwernesney. Fire crews from Usk, New Inn and Ebbw Vale attended. Police at the time said the 54-year-old had suffered serious injuries, which were not thought to be life-threatening.

But Gwent Coroner's Office confirmed Mr Evans, from Glynneath, Neath Port Talbot, died on 1 August at Cardiff's University Hospital of Wales.

An inquest into Mr Evans' death was opened and adjourned at Newport Coroner's Court on Tuesday."



Revision history:

06-Aug-2019 21:29 Dr. John Smith Added
09-Aug-2019 21:26 Dr. John Smith Updated [Total fatalities, Source, Embed code, Narrative]
05-Sep-2019 17:21 Dr. John Smith Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Source, Narrative]

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