Accident Rolladen-Schneider LS4-WL D-4252, Thursday 2 July 2020
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Date:Thursday 2 July 2020
Time:11:06 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic ls4 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Rolladen-Schneider LS4-WL
Registration: D-4252
MSN: 4179
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:Schaldorf, Steiermark -   Austria
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Lanzen-Turnau Airport (LOGL)
Destination airport:Lanzen-Turnau Airport (LOGL)
Investigating agency: UUS Austria
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
The glider crashed into a house in Schaldorf, Austria, during an attempted landing in a field. The German pilot (84) suffered serious injuries. The glider was destroyed.

Probable causes
- Contact of the left wing tip (winglet) with the meadow ground when turning in close to the ground for an outlanding.
Probable factors
- Unfavourable flight tactics
- Decision to make an outlanding made too late (at too low an altitude above ground).
- Initiation of the turn for the purpose of an outlanding at too low an altitude.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: UUS Austria
Report number: 
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 11 months
Download report: Final report


Revision history:

02-Jul-2020 14:43 Alpine Flight Added
02-Jul-2020 17:56 D4011 Updated [Registration]
08-Jun-2021 18:48 harro Updated [Time, Location, Narrative, Category, Accident report]

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