Incident Schleicher ASK 18 G-DDNJ,
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 141847
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Date:Tuesday 10 January 2012
Time:c. 13:00 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic as18 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Schleicher ASK 18
Owner/operator:Derbyshire and Lancashire Gliding Club Ltd.
Registration: G-DDNJ
MSN: 18042
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:Near Abney Moor, Derbyshire Peak District -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Great Hucklow, Camphill Farm (X4CH)
Destination airport:
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
On 10/01/2012, a Schleicher ASK 18 glider stalled and crashed into a tree near the village of Abney, in the Derbyshire Peak District. An Edale and Buxton Mountain Rescue teams snatch squad was called to Abney Moor during the afternoon to an incident involving a glider.

Other agencies including the Derbyshire Fire & Rescue Service, Derbyshire/Nottinghamshire Police helicopter, East Midlands Ambulance Service, Yorkshire Air Ambulance also attended. According to a press release from the Edale Mountain Rescue Team:

"Edale and Buxton Mountain Rescue Teams were called today alongside Derbyshire Fire & Rescue Service, Yorkshire Air Ambulance, East Midlands Ambulance Service, and Derbyshire Police, to a 74 year old male pilot who had stalled his glider near the village of Abney in the central Peak District, crashing into a tree in a gulley, around 1pm today. No-one else was hurt in the incident.

While the pilot was receiving medical care from an Edale Team doctor and the crew of the Air Ambulance, the Fire Service personnel helped to immobilise him and conduct a difficult extrication, considering the fact that he was upside down in the fuselage of his aircraft, which had broken apart on impact with the tree. Hydraulic cutting gear was used by the Fire Service to cut some of the wreckage to free the pilot, who was trapped by his lower legs. The pilot, who was conscious and breathing throughout, was calm and cooperative despite what must have been a traumatic and painful experience.

Once free, the pilot was carried on a stretcher by all available Mountain Rescue and Fire Service personnel up a steep and slippery bank before being reassessed and having his legs splinted. He had suffered fracture dislocations of both lower legs in the crash. Once there he was transferred to the Yorkshire Air Ambulance helicopter for onward transport to the Northern General Hospital.

Dr Steve Rowe, who is a member of Edale Team and works with the Yorkshire Air Ambulance, said “the job went very well, despite the difficulties of a tricky extrication, and all the organisations at the scene worked together to achieve a good outcome for the patient – it was a good example of inter-agency cooperation between all the emergency services”

Registration G-DDNJ cancelled by the CAA as aircraft "destroyed" 7/2/2012


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Revision history:

11-Jan-2012 08:39 timpman Added
11-Jan-2012 08:58 RobertMB Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Operator, Total fatalities, Other fatalities, Location, Phase, Nature, Source, Damage, Narrative]
13-Oct-2012 16:40 Dr. John Smith Updated [Location, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
15-May-2013 12:31 Dr. John Smith Updated [Narrative]
18-Dec-2016 20:50 Dr. John Smith Updated [Source, Narrative]

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