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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 67787
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Date:26-NOV-2007
Time:15:40
Type:Silhouette image of generic SF25 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Scheibe SF 25C Falke
Owner/operator:Yorkshire Gliding Club
Registration: G-OSUT
C/n / msn: 44588
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: None
Location:Sutton Bank Airfield, near Thirsk, North Yorkshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: Landing
Nature:Training
Departure airport:Sutton Bank Airfield (X5SB)
Destination airport:Sutton Bank Airfield (X5SB)
Narrative:
The Rotax-powered TMG was being used for glider training, one of the exercises being a demonstration of the actions to be taken in the event of an aerotow launch failure at a difficult height. After a short descent into the circuit, the instructor prepared for the demonstration; at about 200' AGL, the instructor throttled back to simulate the launch failure, at which point the engine cut out.

Now that the simulation had turned into a real emergency, the instructor carried out an off field landing. He had inspected the field on foot a few days previously and knew it to be suitable; neither of the pilots were injured and the aircraft was undamaged.

Sources:

1. BGA Incident Report
2. https://abpic.co.uk/pictures/view/1047683/
3. http://www.caa.co.uk/aircraft-registration/


Images:

Photo of G-OSUT courtesy AirHistory.net


Sutton Bank
14 August 2011; (c) Malcolm Clarke

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
05-Aug-2009 10:21 DColclasure Added
23-Sep-2011 03:57 Uli Elch Updated [Aircraft type, Cn, Nature, Narrative, Plane category, ]
29-Sep-2011 06:51 Uli Elch Updated [Narrative]
09-Dec-2014 00:22 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Operator, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Embed code, Narrative]

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