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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 241165
Last updated: 15 November 2020
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Date:10-SEP-2020
Time:17:45 LT
Type:Pipistrel Ultralight
Owner/operator:Private
Registration:
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:Hochrindl Alm -   Austria
Phase: En route
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Slovenia
Destination airport:Bavaria, Germany
Narrative:
A British man with his ultralight aircraft came into turbulence in the area of Albeck /Gurktal Alps. While the plane got into a spin he pulled the emergency parachute and ended hanging with the parachute in trees and then could step out just above ground. The aircraft was significantly damaged.
(Excerpt from source update 5min.at)


Original news spoke about a glider, because it was told about a parachute. It wasn’t noticed not that a ultralight has a rescue system with parachute:
„The glider crashed as the pilot lost control because of heavy turbulence. The pilot bailed out safely by parachute.
The glider was completely destroyed.“

Sources:

https://www.5min.at/202009310914/segelflugzeug-stuerzte-ueber-der-hochrindl-alm-ab/
https://www.krone.at/2227808
https://kaernten.orf.at/stories/3066278/


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
11-Sep-2020 09:58 gerard57 Added
11-Sep-2020 12:18 CXR Updated [Country, Plane category]
14-Sep-2020 05:46 MS Updated [Country, Plane category]
14-Sep-2020 05:46 harro Updated [Narrative]
15-Sep-2020 16:41 deed Updated [Aircraft type, Narrative, Plane category]
21-Sep-2020 13:52 Alpine Flight Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Source, Narrative]

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