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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 223901
Last updated: 26 November 2021
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Type:Silhouette image of generic AS31 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Schleicher ASH 31Mi
Registration: D-KIYI
MSN: 31...
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Tallard -   France
Phase: Approach
Departure airport:Gap-Tallard Airport (GAT/LFNA)
Destination airport:Gap-Tallard Airport (GAT/LFNA)
Investigating agency: BEA
The pilot stated that after a self-launched take-off, he flew about ten km from the aerodrome on a south heading. At an altitude of 1800 m, he controlled the engine retraction sequence but did not observe that the engine remained extended causing substantial drag. As he did not understand why the glider was losing height, he flew back to the aerodrome to make a north facing landing. Too low, and after observing that he could not reach the runway, he decided to land in a field situated 800 m from the runway threshold. During the flare, the glider?s right wing struck several vine stakes, the glider turned 180 in the air and came to a halt on the ground with the tail boom broken.


Revision history:

12-Apr-2019 16:50 harro Added
25-Apr-2019 14:13 Alpine Flight Updated [Aircraft type, Cn, Total occupants, Nature, Source]

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