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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 178926
Last updated: 17 October 2021
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Date:23-AUG-2015
Time:c. 11:30
Type:Silhouette image of generic C42 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Comco Ikarus C42B
Owner/operator:GrassHoppers
Registration: D-MUHH
MSN: 0907-7056
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Dittingen Airfield (LSPD) -   Switzerland
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Nature:Demo/Airshow/Display
Departure airport:Dittingen Airfield (LSPD)
Destination airport:Dittingen Airfield (LSPD)
Narrative:
Two Comco Ikarus C42 aircraft of the German GrassHoppers Team collided in mid-air during a three-ship display at an air show in Dittingen, Switzerland. Both aircraft crashed.
The display team consists of D-MSON (1), D-MUHH (2) and D-MHDP (3). GrassHopper 1 and 2 were involved in the collision.
GrassHopper 2 (D-MUHH) impacted a road and a house in the village of Dittingen. The aircraft disintegrated and burned.
GrassHopper 1 (D-MSON) came down on the fence of a residence in the village of Dittingen. The aircraft sustained substantial damage. A photo from the scene shows a parachute attached to the wreckage, which was likely a ballistic recovery parachute.

Sources:

https://www.basellandschaftlichezeitung.ch/basel/baselbiet/schock-an-dittinger-flugtagen-zwei-flugzeuge-abgestuerzt-ein-toter-129471019
https://www.blick.ch/news/schweiz/zwei-flugis-crashen-bei-flugshow-in-dittingen-bl-hier-stuerzte-der-pilot-50-in-den-tod-id4096508.htmlutm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=blick
[LINK NOT WORKING ANYMORE:http://flugtage.ch/2015v3/index.php/en/program/80-programm/182-grasshoppers]


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
23-Aug-2015 10:57 harro Added
23-Aug-2015 11:02 harro Updated [Registration, Narrative]
23-Aug-2015 11:22 harro Updated [Time, Source, Narrative]
23-Aug-2015 14:57 Chieftain Updated [Narrative]
23-Aug-2015 16:57 harro Updated [Total fatalities, Other fatalities, Narrative]
23-Aug-2015 16:57 harro Updated [Damage]
24-Aug-2015 11:06 Anon. Updated [Narrative]
24-Aug-2015 16:03 Anon. Updated [Aircraft type, Cn]

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