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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 214235
Last updated: 26 November 2021
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Time:15:23 LT
Type:SZD-41A Jantar Standard
Owner/operator:Aero Club Hajdúszoboszló Sport Club
Registration: HA-4361
MSN: B-692
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Minor
Location:5 km West of Vésztő -   Hungary
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Szeged Airport (LHUD)
Destination airport:Szeged Airport (LHUD)
Investigating agency: TSB Hungary
During a cross-country flying task as an event of the XI. Flatland Cup, which is an international competition for sailplanes, the type Schempp-Hirth Cirrus Standard (OK-7077) collided mid-air with an SZD-41A Jantar Standard (HA-4361) while soaring in a thermal near Vésztő town. The pilot of the Cirrus left his aircraft immediately after the collision, and landed safely using his parachute. The pilot of the seriously damaged Jantar first continued his flight in the direction of Szeged Airport (which 110 km
ahead), but then, after flying for almost 30 minutes and receiving a suggestion through radio, he landed at Békéscsaba airport which was closer.

The IC concluded during the investigation that the cause of the occurrence was that the pilot of the aircraft with reg. mark HA-4361 attempted to join the aircraft in the thermal along a risky path, disregarding the relevant rules, and then failed to react, in a timely manner, to the danger of collision which had formed in the meantime.
In the opinion of the IC, the following factors might also have contributed to the occurrence:
− increased psychic stress due to the competition
− large number of aircraft manoeuvring close to one another beneath the same cloud.


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

Revision history:

08-Aug-2018 18:12 Alpine Flight Added
22-Jul-2020 17:40 harro Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Operator, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative, Accident report, ]

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