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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 152308
 
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Date:06-JAN-2013
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic NIMB model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Schempp-Hirth Nimbus 4DM
Owner/operator:Private
Registration: D-KRCM
MSN: 55/75
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Bitterwasser Lodge Airfield - FYBJ -   Namibia
Phase: Initial climb
Nature:Private
Departure airport:FYBJ
Destination airport:FYBJ
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
Narrative:
Self-launching Open Class glider caught fire during take-off launch. The pilot made a safe return and both occupants escaped uninjured. The glider burned out and was destroyed.

Sources:

http://www.az.com.na/lokales/segelflugzeug-fngt-feuer.161826.php

http://www.az.com.na/bild-des-tages/segelflugzeug-brennt-vllig-aus-ursache-unklar.161901.php (picture of the incident)

Other occurrences involving this aircraft

18 Apr 2006 OH-948 Private 0 Aeródromo de Beas de Segura - LEBE sub


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
07-Jan-2013 11:26 skihard Added
08-Jan-2013 00:35 Alpine Flight Updated [Registration, Cn, Operator, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Narrative]
08-Jan-2013 13:15 skihard Updated [Source, Narrative]
12-Jan-2013 00:38 Alpine Flight Updated [Aircraft type, Source, Narrative]
18-Feb-2013 05:12 Anon. Updated [Registration]
01-Jun-2013 17:26 Alpine Flight Updated [Registration, Cn]

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