Accident Schempp-Hirth Ventus 2cxM D-KTBS, 24 Dec 2015
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Date:24-DEC-2015
Time:12:48 UTC
Type:Silhouette image of generic VENT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Schempp-Hirth Ventus 2cxM
Owner/operator:Private
Registration: D-KTBS
MSN: 199
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:Farm Stryfontein, W of Uhlenhorst -   Namibia
Phase: En route
Nature:Private
Departure airport:FYBJ (Bitterwasser Lodge)
Destination airport:FYBJ (Bitterwasser Lodge)
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Narrative:
The Ventus glider took off from Bitterwasser Lodge on Christmas Eve. The Swiss pilot, who had arrived in the country on December 18, communicated with another pilot shortly after take-off with regard to circling over Bitterwasser to gain height and discuss the weather. The glider did not return at sunset. It was reported to the authorities and a search was launched with no result. The glider was found by a farmer on the farm Stryfontein at 07:45 on December 26. It appeared that the glider had struck the ground in a near vertical attitude at high speed and had disintegrated upon impact.

Probable Causes
1 Loss of control.
Contributory Factors
1 Could not be determined.

Sources:

1. Sweeftuigongeluk eis Switser se lewe
2. http://www.mwt.gov.na/documents/98944/100185/D-KTBS+FINAL+REPORT/d593cf39-8367-4540-9768-d514787ff881
Maurizio Boschetti --> OLC /-/ -23.7167 17.8167 ---> Map Namibia


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


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
29-Dec-2015 21:16 Topaz Added
02-Jan-2016 13:38 Siegmar Updated [Operator, Location, Source]
02-Jan-2016 13:56 Siegmar Updated [Operator, Location, Source]
07-Jan-2016 07:00 Alpine Flight Updated [Time, Operator, Location]
14-Jan-2017 09:04 Alpine Flight Updated [Time, Cn, Departure airport, Destination airport]
17-May-2020 06:44 KagurazakaHanayo Updated [Time, Source, Narrative]
17-May-2020 06:44 harro Updated [Narrative, Accident report, ]

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