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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 198329
Last updated: 11 September 2019
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Date:13-AUG-2017
Time:13:30 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic DG80 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Glaser-Dirks DG-800B
Owner/operator:Private
Registration: HB-2370
C/n / msn: 8-229B143
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:Bifé Dessus, Corbières -   Switzerland
Phase: En route
Nature:Private
Departure airport:LSTR
Destination airport:LSTR
Investigating agency: STSB Switzerland
Narrative:
A Glider crashed near Corbières in Switzerland. The pilot (42) received fatal injuries and the glider was destroyed.

Causes:
The accident is due to the fact that the glider veered towards a ridge line and that, following its overflight, control of the glider was lost and it collided with the ground in a steep hillside meadow.
The reasons for the turn to the ridge and the circumstances of the loss of control could not be determined with certainty.

Sources:

http://www.bote.ch/nachrichten/panorama/absturz-eines-segelflugzeugs-in-corbieres;art46441,1031189
http://www.polizeiticker.ch/news/artikel/corbieres-fr-absturz-von-segelflugzeug-fordert-todesopfer-104817/
https://www.arcinfo.ch/articles/suisse/un-mort-dans-le-crash-d-un-planeur-a-corbieres-fr-693393
https://www.sust.admin.ch/inhalte/AV-berichte/HB-2370.pdf

Accident investigation:
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Investigating agency: STSB Switzerland
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 1 year and 3 months
Download report: Final report


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
14-Aug-2017 07:38 domad Added
14-Aug-2017 10:35 Iceman 29 Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Registration, Operator, Embed code, Narrative]
14-Aug-2017 10:40 Iceman 29 Updated [Location, Departure airport, Source, Embed code]
16-Aug-2017 19:01 MKAP Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Source]
19-Aug-2017 08:22 FLYINGBROTHER1 Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Cn, Departure airport, Destination airport, Narrative]
10-Dec-2018 19:58 harro Updated [Narrative, Accident report, ]

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