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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 228926
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Date:11-SEP-2019
Time:16:00 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic ask1 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Schleicher ASK 21
Owner/operator:Centre de vol à voile S-Lieutenant Robert Iribarne
Registration: F-CITS
C/n / msn: 21744
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:1
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Itxassou Airfield (LFIX) -   France
Phase: Take off
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Itxassou Airfield (LFIX)
Destination airport:Itxassou Airfield (LFIX)
Narrative:
As part of an initiation flight, a glider and its ULM-tractor crashed during takeoff. The two occupants of the glider are unscathed. The pilot of the tug, meanwhile, was in serious condition then died 3 hours later at the Bayonne hospital.

BEA:
Towing a glider by an ultralight from Itxassou aerodrome (64).

After takeoff, at 150 feet altitude and for unknown reasons ULM 03AEN begins to lose altitude. The cable is detached from the glider. The glider manages to land in a field but the fuselage is cut in two at the empennage. Ikarus collides with the ground.


Sources:

https://actu.fr/nouvelle-aquitaine/itxassou_64279/itxassou-impressionnant-double-crash-davion-laerodrome_27166674.html
https://www.larepubliquedespyrenees.fr/2019/09/11/itxassou-un-ulm-remorquant-un-planeur-se-crashe-au-decollage,2600522.php

BEA ___________________

https://www.bea.aero/fr/les-enquetes/les-evenements-notifies/detail/event/accident-du-comco-ikarus-c42-identifie-03aen-et-du-schleicher-ask21-immatricule-f-cits-survenu-le-11/


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
11-Sep-2019 21:06 Iceman 29 Added
11-Sep-2019 23:09 RobertMB Updated [Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Embed code]
12-Sep-2019 08:25 Iceman 29 Updated [Source, Narrative]
12-Sep-2019 08:31 Iceman 29 Updated [Other fatalities]
12-Sep-2019 08:41 Iceman 29 Updated [Other fatalities, Source, Narrative]
20-Sep-2019 20:12 Iceman 29 Updated [Source, Embed code, Narrative]

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