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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 196658
Last updated: 24 November 2021
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Type:Silhouette image of generic AS29 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Schleicher ASW 27-18E
Owner/operator:Flight System Kft.
Registration: D-KRIB
MSN: 29613
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Kiskun County -   Hungary
Phase: En route
Departure airport:LHST
Destination airport:LHST
Investigating agency: TSB Hungary
The pilot involved in the accident set off for a cross-country flight task in a new type of power glider after two training take-offs altogether. She interrupted the task, presumably due to weather conditions unfavourable for gliding, and turned back. Then, flying circles in order to catch a thermal lift, she temporarily lost control of the aircraft which began a steep fall. Presumably, the pilot tried to manoeuvre the aircraft from the fall so intensively that its frame was subject to overload, the left wing fractured and then separated from the frame completely. Then the aircraft falling practically in fully vertical direction, crashed to the ground at high velocity in a wooded terrain; the aircraft was fully destroyed, and the pilot died on the spot immediately. The pilot was wearing a serviceable parachute, but the investigation found no sign of her trying to leave aircraft.
The position of the IC is that the pilotís knowledge of and experience with the affected aircraft type were not in line with the requirements set by the tasks, which was worsened by unfavourable weather and the use of water ballast. For this reason the IC
- proposes that a safety recommendation be issued for the sake of maintaining the capabilities necessary for the identification and management of extreme flight situations by sailplane pilots, and
- drew and communicates lessons for the sake of pilotsí acquiring skills of avoiding collisions, using the FLARM system (which facilitates search and rescue) and the knowledge relating to new sailplane types they intend to fly.


Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: TSB Hungary
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 2 years
Download report: Final report


Photo: TSB Hungary

Graphic: TSB Hungary

Revision history:

14-Jul-2017 14:08 MKAPPE Added
14-Jul-2017 14:12 harro Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Source, Narrative]
14-Jul-2017 19:19 Alpine Flight Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Location, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Damage, Narrative]
15-Jul-2019 19:00 harro Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Operator, Narrative, Photo, Accident report, ]
15-Jul-2019 19:01 harro Updated [Photo]

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