Accident Schleicher ASW 27-18E D-KRIB, Thursday 13 July 2017
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Date:Thursday 13 July 2017
Type:Silhouette image of generic as27 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Schleicher ASW 27-18E
Owner/operator:Flight System Kft.
Registration: D-KRIB
MSN: 29613
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:Kiskun County -   Hungary
Phase: En route
Departure airport:LHST
Destination airport:LHST
Investigating agency: TSB Hungary
Confidence Rating: Information verified through data from accident investigation authorities
The pilot involved in the accident set off for a cross-country flight task in a new type of power glider after two training take-offs altogether. She interrupted the task, presumably due to weather conditions unfavourable for gliding, and turned back. Then, flying circles in order to catch a thermal lift, she temporarily lost control of the aircraft which began a steep fall. Presumably, the pilot tried to manoeuvre the aircraft from the fall so intensively that its frame was subject to overload, the left wing fractured and then separated from the frame completely. Then the aircraft falling practically in fully vertical direction, crashed to the ground at high velocity in a wooded terrain; the aircraft was fully destroyed, and the pilot died on the spot immediately. The pilot was wearing a serviceable parachute, but the investigation found no sign of her trying to leave aircraft.
The position of the IC is that the pilot’s knowledge of and experience with the affected aircraft type were not in line with the requirements set by the tasks, which was worsened by unfavourable weather and the use of water ballast. For this reason the IC
- proposes that a safety recommendation be issued for the sake of maintaining the capabilities necessary for the identification and management of extreme flight situations by sailplane pilots, and
- drew and communicates lessons for the sake of pilots’ acquiring skills of avoiding collisions, using the FLARM system (which facilitates search and rescue) and the knowledge relating to new sailplane types they intend to fly.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: TSB Hungary
Report number: 
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 2 years
Download report: Final report



Photo: TSB Hungary

Graphic: TSB Hungary

Revision history:

14-Jul-2017 14:08 MKAPPE Added
14-Jul-2017 14:12 harro Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Source, Narrative]
14-Jul-2017 19:19 Alpine Flight Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Location, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Damage, Narrative]
15-Jul-2019 19:00 harro Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Operator, Narrative, Photo, Accident report, ]
15-Jul-2019 19:01 harro Updated [Photo]

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