Accident Glaser-Dirks DG-808C D-KLLR, Saturday 12 January 2008
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Date:Saturday 12 January 2008
Time:15:00 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic DG80 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Glaser-Dirks DG-808C
Registration: D-KLLR
MSN: 8-380B279X41
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:Langeberg Mountains, Western Cape -   South Africa
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Worcester Airport (FAWC)
Destination airport:Worcester Airport (FAWC)
Investigating agency: CAA S.A.
Confidence Rating: Information verified through data from accident investigation authorities
The brand new DG-808C glider went missing between Swellendam and Suurbraak. South African Search and Rescue efforts were hampered due to deteriorating weather conditions over the weekend. The glider was found crashed in the Langeberg Mountains north east of Swellendam on the Monday morning at 08:45LT. The pilot was killed.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: CAA S.A.
Report number: 
Status: Investigation completed
Download report: Final report


1. Search continues for glider pilot
2. Search continues for glider pilot
3. Body of missing pilot found
4. Bulletin Januar 2008 - Unfälle und Störungen beim Betrieb ziviler Luftfahrzeuge - See Page 8

Revision history:

15-May-2008 16:37 Topaz Added
16-May-2008 01:25 Topaz Updated
07-Aug-2008 07:36 Bleiente Updated
03-Nov-2008 09:43 Topaz Updated
03-Nov-2008 09:44 Topaz Updated
08-Dec-2008 00:18 Anon. Updated
26-Aug-2013 11:03 Alpine Flight Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Operator, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Narrative]
17-Jul-2019 12:18 Alpine Flight Updated [Cn, Source]
16-Oct-2023 06:35 Ron Averes Updated

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