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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 175881
Last updated: 2 December 2021
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Date:02-MAY-2015
Time:15:19 LT
Type:Schempp-Hirth Nimbus 3/25.5
Owner/operator:Private
Registration: D-5896
MSN: 25
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Süntel, Near Bad Münder -   Germany
Phase: En route
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Wahlstedt Airport (EDHW)
Destination airport:Wahlstedt Airport (EDHW)
Investigating agency: BFU Germany
Narrative:
Eye witnesses initially reported a midair collision. SAR helicopters eventually located a single glider wreckage in a hilly area near Bad Münder (30km South West of Hannover). The 67 year old pilot has not survived.
According to investigators, a collision or involvement of another aircraft has since been ruled out. Apparently the glider had entered a spin and broke up in the air with a loud cracking sound, which had mislead witnesses to report a collision.

Sources:

http://www.ndr.de/nachrichten/niedersachsen/hannover_weser-leinegebiet/Bad-Muender-Ein-Toter-bei-Flugzeugunglueck,absturz356.html
https://www.weser-kurier.de/deutschland-welt_artikel,-Absturz-Kleinflugzeug-Weserbergland-_arid,1115444.html
https://www.szlz.de/region/aus-der-region-szlz_artikel,-flugzeugabsturz-im-suentel-pilot-stirbt-_arid,704988.html
http://epapersbuzz.com/kieler-nachrichten-kn/

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


Images:

Photo of D-5896 courtesy AirHistory.net


Wahlstedt (EDHW)
15 October 2005; (c) Erik Frikke

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
02-May-2015 20:04 gnomy Added
03-May-2015 13:42 flyflyfly Updated [Source, Narrative]
03-May-2015 19:48 Alpine Flight Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Operator, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Plane category]
03-May-2015 19:55 Anon. Updated [Narrative]

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