Accident Schempp-Hirth Discus 2c FES F-CIGB, Monday 31 July 2023
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Date:Monday 31 July 2023
Type:Silhouette image of generic DISC model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Schempp-Hirth Discus 2c FES
Registration: F-CIGB
MSN: 45
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Archigny, Vienne, Nouvelle-Aquitaine -   France
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Chauvigny Airfield (LFDW)
Destination airport:Chauvigny Airfield (LFDW)
Investigating agency: BEA
Confidence Rating: Information verified through data from accident investigation authorities
During the flight, the aerological condtions were less favourable than anticipated by the pilot. The electric engine's battery level of a Schempp-Hirth Discus 2c FES became critical, and the pilot decided to land in a field near Archigny, Vienne, Nouvelle-Aquitaine.
The landing was hard and the pilot was not injured, but the powered glider received substantial damage.


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Revision history:

11-Aug-2023 07:56 harro Added
11-Aug-2023 16:23 RobertMB Updated

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