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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 137967
Last updated: 27 January 2021
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Type:Glaser-Dirks DG-505 Elan Orion
Owner/operator:Flugsportverein Cumulus Uelzen e. V.
Registration: D-5047
C/n / msn: 5E-133X1
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Immenhof, near Schwienau -   Germany
Phase: En route
Departure airport:EDVU
Destination airport:EDVU
Investigating agency: BFU Germany
The pilot of a Glaser-Dirks DG-505 Elan Orion parachuted to safety after elevator problems (a part of the back-seat came off and blocked the 2nd control stick !). The glider came down into Immenhof woods near Schwienau. The pilot was on a test flight from Uelzen - EDVU.
There was an identical accident in Swizzerland in 2009. Same reason, back seat (was modified) blocking 2nd control stick.
Pilot left plane by parachute and survived.
See picture in swiss raport of the accident.


Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: BFU Germany
Status: Investigation completed
Download report: Final report

Revision history:

15-Aug-2011 15:01 RobertMB Added
16-Aug-2011 02:11 Alpine Flight Updated [Departure airport, Destination airport, Damage, Narrative]
16-Aug-2011 04:44 RobertMB Updated [Damage]
24-Aug-2011 22:24 pallianer Updated [Source, Narrative]
19-Feb-2012 12:06 harro Updated [Source, Narrative]

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