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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 243465
Last updated: 3 October 2020
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Date:30-SEP-2020
Time:c. 16:15 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic C42 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Comco Ikarus C42C
Owner/operator:Private
Registration: F-JGHD/64ADG
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:Mont Artzamendi, Itxassou -   France
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Nature:Private
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: BEA
Narrative:
An ultralight aircraft towing a glider crashed near Mont Artzamendi, France. The pilot had the time to release the cable the glider which landed safely back at the airfield.
There was a post-impact fire. The pilot (74) was fatally injured.

The glider pilot and some walkers witnessed the scene.

Sources:

https://www.sudouest.fr/2020/09/30/pays-basque-un-mort-dans-un-accident-de-planeur-au-sommet-de-l-artzamendi-7906791-4187.php
https://www.francebleu.fr/infos/faits-divers-justice/itxassou-un-mort-dans-le-crash-d-un-aeronef-1601482156
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Last ASN occurence at Itxassou: https://aviation-safety.net/wikibase/228927


Images:


Photo: BEA

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
30-Sep-2020 18:33 Iceman 29 Added
30-Sep-2020 19:16 harro Updated [Aircraft type, Narrative]
30-Sep-2020 19:18 harro Updated [Location, Narrative]
30-Sep-2020 21:10 Iceman 29 Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Operator, Source, Embed code]
30-Sep-2020 21:22 Iceman 29 Updated [Source, Embed code]
03-Oct-2020 06:03 Iceman 29 Updated [Embed code]
03-Oct-2020 10:26 harro Updated [Embed code, Photo]

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