Accident DG Flugzeugbau DG-808C D-KXKX, Thursday 12 August 2021
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Date:Thursday 12 August 2021
Type:Silhouette image of generic DG80 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
DG Flugzeugbau DG-808C
Owner/operator:Flugsportgruppe Union Linz
Registration: D-KXKX
MSN: 8-325B225X2
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:Danube River -   Austria
Departure airport:Linz-Ost Airfield (LOLO)
Destination airport:Linz-Ost Airfield (LOLO)
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
The self-launching glider crashed into the Danube river in close proximity to its departing Airflied Linz-Ost shortly after take off, while the pilot tried turning back to the airfield to land in the opposite direction due to an possible engine failure.The unconscious pilot was rescured out of the wreckage by other pilots, who witnessed the crash and jumped into the river and was given medical treatment. The glider submerged into the river and is missing since.
The aircraft may have had problems with the engine, according to the Flugsportgruppe Union Linz.


Revision history:

12-Aug-2021 12:32 gerard57 Added
12-Aug-2021 12:34 gerard57 Updated [Source, Narrative]
12-Aug-2021 13:04 harro Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Operator, Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source]
12-Aug-2021 13:07 harro Updated [Location, Narrative]
12-Aug-2021 13:07 harro Updated [Category]
12-Aug-2021 13:17 RobertMB Updated [Cn]
12-Aug-2021 16:23 RobertMB Updated [Aircraft type]
13-Aug-2021 21:31 RobertMB Updated [Aircraft type]
18-Jan-2024 08:36 Anon. Updated [Phase, Narrative]

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