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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 228927
Last updated: 12 June 2021
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Time:16:00 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic C42 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Comco Ikarus C42C
Registration: 03AEN
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Itxassou Airfield (LFIX) -   France
Phase: Take off
Departure airport:Itxassou Airfield (LFIX)
Destination airport:Itxassou Airfield (LFIX)
As part of an initiation flight, a glider and its ULM-tractor crashed during takeoff. The two occupants of the glider are unscathed. The pilot of the tug, meanwhile, was in serious condition then died 3 hours later at the Bayonne hospital.

Towing a glider by an ultralight from Itxassou aerodrome (64).
After takeoff, at 150 feet altitude and for unknown reasons ULM 03AEN begins to lose altitude. The cable is detached from the glider. The glider manages to land in a field but the fuselage is cut in two at the empennage. Ikarus collides with the ground.


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Revision history:

11-Sep-2019 21:06 Iceman 29 Added
11-Sep-2019 21:15 Iceman 29 Updated [Embed code, Narrative]
11-Sep-2019 23:11 RobertMB Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport]
12-Sep-2019 08:23 Iceman 29 Updated [Total fatalities, Source, Narrative]
12-Sep-2019 08:42 Iceman 29 Updated [Source, Narrative]
12-Sep-2019 08:43 Iceman 29 Updated [Total fatalities]
20-Sep-2019 20:10 Iceman 29 Updated [Registration, Source, Embed code, Narrative]

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