Incident Alexander Schleicher ASK13 JA2189, Saturday 25 May 2024
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Date:Saturday 25 May 2024
Time:16:30 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic as13 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Alexander Schleicher ASK13
Owner/operator:KIT Aviation Club, Kyushu Institute of Technology
Registration: JA2189
MSN: 13526
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Higotai Park, Tajiri, Ubuyama village, Kumamoto prefecture -   Japan
Phase: Initial climb
Departure airport:Aso Temporary Airfield
Destination airport:Aso Temporary Airfield
A glider crash landed on a field in Higotai Park. The glider took off from Aso Temporary Airfield by aerotow, but the pilot released his saleplane 15 to 20 minutes later since the wire rope became loose. The departure airfield was too far to be reached. The sole pilot, a student of Kyushu Institute of Technology, suffered unspecified injuries and was airlifted to the hospital. Video at the scene shows the left wing was broken apart at the middle point and the right wing tip was also torn off. The right horizontal stabilizer, the nose and the canopy were damaged as well.
JTSB launched an accident investigation.


History of this aircraft

Other occurrences involving this aircraft

10 October 2021 JA2189 Kitakyushu Glider Club 0 Aso Tourism Ranch landing field, Kumamoto prefecture unk
Runway excursion


Revision history:

25-May-2024 14:01 isamuel Added
26-May-2024 07:44 isamuel Updated [Source, Narrative]
28-May-2024 10:57 isamuel Updated [Source]

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