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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 29476
Last updated: 7 August 2019
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Date:26-APR-2004
Time:14:44 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic VENT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Schempp-Hirth Ventus cT
Owner/operator:Lasham Gliding Society
Registration: BGA 3295
C/n / msn: 93/344
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:1.4 nautical miles West of Lasham, Hampshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Lasham Airport, Hampshire (EGHL)
Destination airport:Lasham Airport, Hampshire (EGHL)
Investigating agency: AAIB
Narrative:
Destroyed in a mid-air collision with Slingsby Skylark BGA 1116. The Ventus and Skylark gliders collided while gliding at approximately 4,000 feet agl a short distance west of Lasham Airfield. Both were severely damaged. Visibility was generally in excess of 5 km, but was variable and decreased with height.

The investigation concluded that the gliders had approached each other about 28 off head-on, probably while both were flying straight and level.

Following the collision, the pilot of the Skylark parachuted to the ground with no injuries. The pilot of the Ventus was fatally injured in the collision and was still in his aircraft when the main wreckage impacted the ground. The dead pilot is a 68-year-old man from Fleet, who was declared as dead at the accident site.

Sources:

1. http://www.aaib.gov.uk/cms_resources.cfm?file=/BGA1116%20and%20BGA3259_5-05.pdf
2. https://www.pprune.org/private-flying/128060-mid-air-lasham-today.html
3. http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/england/hampshire/dorset/3661041.stm
4. http://www.gethampshire.co.uk/news/local-news/impact-killed-glider-pilot-5367388
5. http://www.dailyecho.co.uk/news/1411048.display/
6. http://www.hampshireairfields.co.uk/hancrash.html


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
27-Sep-2008 01:00 ASN archive Added
20-Jan-2012 07:23 FLYINGBROTHER1 Updated [Time, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Damage, Narrative]
24-Dec-2014 17:40 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
02-Aug-2016 22:23 Dr.John Smith Updated [Location, Source, Narrative]

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