Accident Pipistrel Ultralight , Thursday 10 September 2020
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Date:Thursday 10 September 2020
Time:17:45 LT
Type:Pipistrel Ultralight
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:Hochrindl Alm -   Austria
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Slovenia
Destination airport:Bavaria, Germany
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
A British man with his ultralight aircraft came into turbulence in the area of Albeck /Gurktal Alps. While the plane got into a spin he pulled the emergency parachute and ended hanging with the parachute in trees and then could step out just above ground. The aircraft was significantly damaged.
(Excerpt from source update

Original news spoke about a glider, because it was told about a parachute. It wasn’t noticed not that a ultralight has a rescue system with parachute:
„The glider crashed as the pilot lost control because of heavy turbulence. The pilot bailed out safely by parachute.
The glider was completely destroyed.“


Revision history:

11-Sep-2020 09:58 gerard57 Added
11-Sep-2020 12:18 CXR Updated [Country, Plane category]
14-Sep-2020 05:46 MS Updated [Country, Plane category]
14-Sep-2020 05:46 harro Updated [Narrative]
15-Sep-2020 16:41 deed Updated [Aircraft type, Narrative, Plane category]
21-Sep-2020 13:52 Alpine Flight Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Source, Narrative]

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