Accident Glaser-Dirks DG-400 HB-2139, Saturday 21 May 2016
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Date:Saturday 21 May 2016
Time:13:27 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic DG40 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Glaser-Dirks DG-400
Registration: HB-2139
MSN: 4-47
Year of manufacture:1983
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:Mollendruz, Waadt -   Switzerland
Phase: En route
Departure airport:LSTR
Destination airport:LSTR
Investigating agency: STSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
The pilot of the glider lost control and crashed into a wooded area at Mollendruz, Waadt. The glider, on a flight from Montricher Airfield - LSTR, was destroyed and the pilot killed.

The accident was related to the glider skimming over the tops of a hillside forest so that the glider was no longer under control and eventually crashed to the forest floor.
Contributing factors to the accident:
- Slope flight near terrain with little safety margin;
- probable sudden inability to act due to health problems.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: STSB
Report number: 
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 4 years and 11 months
Download report: Final report


Revision history:

24-May-2016 04:15 Alpine Flight Added
05-May-2021 14:43 harro Updated [Time, Narrative, Accident report]

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