Accident Schempp-Hirth Nimbus 3 D-2148, Thursday 17 December 1981
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Date:Thursday 17 December 1981
Type:Silhouette image of generic NIMB model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Schempp-Hirth Nimbus 3
Registration: D-2148
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:Oranjeville, Bloemfontein, Free State -   South Africa
Phase: Unknown
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
Crashed from 300 meters after towed. German glider champion pilot Georg Eckle died from heart attack.


Hamburger Abendblatt 19 December 1981
BFU 4X065-81

Revision history:

11-Feb-2018 20:28 TB Added
04-Feb-2019 21:29 TB Updated [Registration, Source]
16-Oct-2023 06:24 Ron Averes Updated

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