Accident PZL Bielsko SZD-55-1 Junior G-CKBN, Thursday 4 May 2023
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Date:Thursday 4 May 2023
Time:16:20 UTC
Type:PZL Bielsko SZD-55-1 Junior
Owner/operator:Surrey Hills Gliding Club
Registration: G-CKBN
MSN: 551190004
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Kenley Airfield, Caterham, Surrey -   United Kingdom
Phase: Take off
Departure airport:Kenley Airfield
Destination airport:Kenley Airfield
Confidence Rating: Information verified through data from accident investigation authorities
PZL Bielsko SZD-55-1 'Junior' Glider G-CKBN: substantially damaged 5 May 2023 when crashed on take off from Kenley Airfield, Caterham, Surrey

During a winch launch, the glider entered a climbing turn in a left bank. As a result, control was lost and the glider crashed into the ground at a 45-degree angle and overturned. The glider was significantly damaged (tail torn off, front end crushed and wing tip broken)




Revision history:

10-May-2023 16:05 harro Added
11-May-2023 05:40 Adrian Roberts Updated
01-Sep-2023 07:25 Dr. John Smith Updated
01-Sep-2023 07:25 harro Updated

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