Accident Schempp-Hirth Arcus F-CVMP, Saturday 22 July 2023
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Date:Saturday 22 July 2023
Type:Silhouette image of generic arcu model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Schempp-Hirth Arcus
Owner/operator:Centre de Vol à Voile Montpellier Pic Saint Loup
Registration: F-CVMP
MSN: 5
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Puigmal -   France
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Departure airport:Mont-Louis-La Quillane Airfield (LFNQ)
Destination airport:Mont-Louis-La Quillane Airfield (LFNQ)
Investigating agency: BEA
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
After about five minutes of slope flight, with aerological conditions that were difficult to use to gain altitude, the instructor approached a step at low height. The glider then found itself downwind in the descending part of the southwest current. There was no room left for the instructor to move towards the valley. He lost control of the glider's trajectory and was unable to avoid collision with the ground.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: BEA
Report number: BEA2023-0318
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 12 months
Download report: Final report




Revision history:

27-Jul-2023 16:24 harro Added
29-Jul-2023 19:50 Iceman 29 Updated
08-Aug-2023 15:40 Iceman 29 Updated
17-Jul-2024 09:59 ASN Updated [Narrative, Accident report]

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