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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 236555
Last updated: 16 August 2020
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Date:30-MAY-2020
Time:c. 11:30
Type:Scheibe Zugvogel IIIA
Owner/operator:Private
Registration: D-1025
C/n / msn: 1060
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:near GŁnzburg Airfield (EDMG) -   Germany
Phase: Initial climb
Nature:Private
Departure airport:GŁnzburg-Donauried Airfield (EDMG)
Destination airport:
Narrative:
A Scheibe Zugvogel IIIA glider was towed in the air by a towing aircraft and crashed near GŁnzburg Airfield (EDMG), Bavaria, after the tow cable was accidentally released, or broke at an altitude of 50 metres.
The pilot died in the crash and the glider was destroyed. The towing aircraft landed safely.
According to the BFU bulletin published later on this crash was caused by a non-mounted elevator flap.

Sources:

https://www.tag24.de/nachrichten/regionales/nachrichten-bayern/flugzeug-absturz-bayern-guenzburg-mai-2020-polizei-segel-flieger-unfall-unglueck-1532717
https://www.augsburger-allgemeine.de/guenzburg/Segelflugzeug-stuerzt-am-Flugplatz-Guenzburg-ab-Pilot-stirbt-id57472746.html
https://www.br.de/nachrichten/bayern/guenzburg-pilot-bei-absturz-eines-segelflugzeugs-gestorben,S0T6JQp
https://www.new-facts.eu/guenzburg-pilot-74-verstirbt-nach-flugzeugabsturz-379336.html

https://www.airliners.net/photo/Untitled/Scheibe-Zugvogel-IIIA/2245889/L (photo)
https://www.bfu-web.de/DE/Publikationen/Bulletins/2020/Bulletin2020-05.pdf


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
30-May-2020 14:15 gerard57 Added
30-May-2020 15:36 RobertMB Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Location, Phase, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
30-May-2020 18:13 TB Updated [Location]
16-Aug-2020 12:53 fx128 Updated [Source, Narrative]

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