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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 240503
Last updated: 22 October 2020
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Date:26-AUG-2020
Time:13:15
Type:Silhouette image of generic AS25 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Schleicher ASH 25
Owner/operator:Cotswold Gliding Club
Registration: G-CFST
C/n / msn: 25073
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Charlton Kings, near Cheltenham, Gloucestershire -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Aston Down Airfield (AG1530)
Destination airport:Aston Down Airfield (AG1530)
Narrative:
A glider crashed in playing fields near a school at Charlton Kings, U.K. One occupant suffered fatal injuries.
A local resident whose home overlooks the St Edwards prep school playing field told BBC Radio Gloucestershire that he saw the glider descending from nearby Battledown Hill and it appeared the pilot was looking for a landing place.
“It came down over Battledown Manor and as it hit the field a wing somehow got caught and it flipped over and went behind a tree,” he said. "I didn’t know what had happened to it until I heard sirens and realised it must be pretty bad.”

The glider was later identified as G-CFST (ex-BGA3496) built 1989, and first registered as G-CFST on 30 August 2007

Sources:

1. https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/aaib-current-field-investigations/air-accidents-investigation-branch-current-field-investigations
2. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-gloucestershire-53922217
3. https://www.gloucestershirelive.co.uk/news/cheltenham-news/updates-glider-crash-charlton-kings-4459449
4. https://www.glosnews.com/articles/glider-crash-in-cheltenham
5. https://www.itv.com/news/westcountry/2020-08-26/two-hurt-after-glider-crash-lands-in-cheltenham-school-playing-fields
6. https://www.stroudnewsandjournal.co.uk/news/18691595.cotswold-gliding-club-pilot-died-highly-experienced/
7. https://abpic.co.uk/pictures/registration/G-CFST
8. http://www.rcawsey.co.uk/ash25.htm

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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
26-Aug-2020 15:07 Michael Roots Added
26-Aug-2020 16:25 Michael Roots Updated [Time, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Location, Source, Narrative, Plane category]
26-Aug-2020 16:25 harro Updated [Date]
26-Aug-2020 16:34 harro Updated [Aircraft type, Phase, Nature, Damage]
26-Aug-2020 18:16 Aerossurance Updated [Location]
26-Aug-2020 18:40 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Other fatalities, Phase, Nature, Source, Embed code, Damage, Narrative]
26-Aug-2020 20:49 GrumpyMike Updated [Total fatalities, Departure airport, Embed code]
26-Aug-2020 21:01 RobertMB Updated [Operator, Departure airport, Destination airport]
27-Aug-2020 06:02 harro Updated [Departure airport, Destination airport, Narrative]
27-Aug-2020 11:58 RobertMB Updated [Time, Departure airport, Destination airport]
04-Sep-2020 06:08 HiCirrus Updated [Aircraft type, Source]
22-Oct-2020 18:32 Dr. John Smith Updated [Registration, Cn, Source, Narrative]

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