Accident Schempp-Hirth Ventus 2cxM D-KTBS, Thursday 24 December 2015
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Date:Thursday 24 December 2015
Time:12:48 UTC
Type:Silhouette image of generic VENT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Schempp-Hirth Ventus 2cxM
Registration: D-KTBS
MSN: 199
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:Farm Stryfontein, W of Uhlenhorst -   Namibia
Phase: En route
Departure airport:FYBJ (Bitterwasser Lodge)
Destination airport:FYBJ (Bitterwasser Lodge)
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
The Ventus glider took off from Bitterwasser Lodge on Christmas Eve. The Swiss pilot, who had arrived in the country on December 18, communicated with another pilot shortly after take-off with regard to circling over Bitterwasser to gain height and discuss the weather. The glider did not return at sunset. It was reported to the authorities and a search was launched with no result. The glider was found by a farmer on the farm Stryfontein at 07:45 on December 26. It appeared that the glider had struck the ground in a near vertical attitude at high speed and had disintegrated upon impact.

Probable Causes
1 Loss of control.
Contributory Factors
1 Could not be determined.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: 
Report number: 
Status: Investigation completed
Download report: Final report


1. Sweeftuigongeluk eis Switser se lewe
Maurizio Boschetti --> OLC /-/ -23.7167 17.8167 ---> Map Namibia

Revision history:

29-Dec-2015 21:16 Topaz Added
02-Jan-2016 13:38 Siegmar Updated [Operator, Location, Source]
02-Jan-2016 13:56 Siegmar Updated [Operator, Location, Source]
07-Jan-2016 07:00 Alpine Flight Updated [Time, Operator, Location]
14-Jan-2017 09:04 Alpine Flight Updated [Time, Cn, Departure airport, Destination airport]
17-May-2020 06:44 KagurazakaHanayo Updated [Time, Source, Narrative]
17-May-2020 06:44 harro Updated [Narrative, Accident report, ]

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