Accident Schempp-Hirth Nimbus 4DM D-KRCM, Sunday 6 January 2013
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Date:Sunday 6 January 2013
Type:Silhouette image of generic NIMB model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Schempp-Hirth Nimbus 4DM
Registration: D-KRCM
MSN: 55/75
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:Bitterwasser Lodge Airfield - FYBJ -   Namibia
Phase: Initial climb
Departure airport:FYBJ
Destination airport:FYBJ
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
Self-launching Open Class glider caught fire during take-off launch. The pilot made a safe return and both occupants escaped uninjured. The glider burned out and was destroyed.

Sources: (picture of the incident)

History of this aircraft

Other occurrences involving this aircraft

18 April 2006 OH-948 Private 0 Aeródromo de Beas de Segura - LEBE sub

Revision history:

07-Jan-2013 11:26 skihard Added
08-Jan-2013 00:35 Alpine Flight Updated [Registration, Cn, Operator, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Narrative, ]
08-Jan-2013 13:15 skihard Updated [Source, Narrative, ]
12-Jan-2013 00:38 Alpine Flight Updated [Aircraft type, Source, Narrative, ]
18-Feb-2013 05:12 Anon. Updated [Registration, ]
01-Jun-2013 17:26 Alpine Flight Updated [Registration, Cn, ]

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