Mid-air collision Accident Schempp-Hirth Standard Cirrus 75 OK-3712, Saturday 2 April 2016
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Date:Saturday 2 April 2016
Time:13:00 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic scir model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Schempp-Hirth Standard Cirrus 75
Registration: OK-3712
MSN: 643
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:Zobor district of Nitra -   Slovakia
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Nitra Airport (LZNI)
Destination airport:Nitra Airport (LZNI)
Investigating agency: LNVU
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
A LS8-18 (SP-3893) and a Schempp-Hirth Standard Cirrus (OK-3712) glider collided in mid-air over Zobore, Slovakia. SP-3893 managed to land safely, the pilot of Schempp-Hirth Standard Cirrus (OK-3712) bailed out of the aircraft and landed with the parachute. He suffered minor injuries. The glider fell on the roof of a house and sustained substantial damages. Nobody inside the house was injured.

Causes of air accident
- Incorrect mutual position of circling gliders in view of the field of vision of the pilots;
- The immediate cause of accident was collision of the gliders.

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





Revision history:

11-Apr-2016 19:02 Alpine Flight Added
11-Apr-2016 21:44 Geno Updated [Time, Location, Source]
12-Apr-2016 17:34 Alpine Flight Updated [Time]
22-Jul-2020 14:44 KagurazakaHanayo Updated [Source, Narrative]
22-May-2023 06:24 harro Updated

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