Accident Schempp-Hirth Janus B PH-1463, Thursday 26 July 2018
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Date:Thursday 26 July 2018
Time:15:00 LT
Type:Schempp-Hirth Janus B
Owner/operator:Gilzer Luchtvaart Club
Registration: PH-1463
MSN: 108
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:Curiennes -   France
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Departure airport:Chambéry-Challes-Les-Eaux Airport (LFLE)
Destination airport:Chambéry-Challes-Les-Eaux Airport (LFLE)
Investigating agency: BEA
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Local instructional flight at Challes-les-Eaux Airfield. After a winch take-off, the student pilot approached the terrain and started his manoeuvres. During a turn towards the terrain, the wing of the glider struck vegetation. The glider then collided with the terrain.

The student pilot's misperception of the distance from the terrain and vegetation during a half-turn in flight on a slope, combined with the instructor's lack of vigilance, led to the glider colliding with the treetops.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: BEA
Report number: 
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 8 months
Download report: Final report


Revision history:

03-Aug-2018 08:39 harro Added
12-Apr-2019 17:13 harro Updated [Time, Operator, Total occupants, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Narrative, Accident report, ]

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