Accident Urban Air UFM-13 Lambada ZS-GMD, Sunday 16 July 2023
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Date:Sunday 16 July 2023
Type:Silhouette image of generic UF13 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Urban Air UFM-13 Lambada
Owner/operator:Magalies Gliding Club
Registration: ZS-GMD
MSN: 55/13
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Orient Airfield, Magaliesburg, Gauteng -   South Africa
Phase: Initial climb
Departure airport:Orient Airfield (FAOI)
Destination airport:Orient Airfield (FAOI)
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
The Urban Air UFM-13 Lambada motorglider crashed during takeoff from Orient Airfield (FAOI), Magaliesburg, Gauteng.
The pilot sustained fatal injuries.

Preliminary information indicates that on take off, the motorglider pitched up quite steeply, suggestingthere was a problem with elevator as they have worked on the tail wheel assembly and the control runs close to it.

Sources: (photo)


Revision history:

16-Jul-2023 18:49 Captain Adam Added
16-Jul-2023 19:30 harro Updated
16-Jul-2023 19:35 RobertMB Updated
21-Jul-2023 17:40 Anon. Updated
16-Oct-2023 05:46 Ron Averes Updated

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