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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 245642
Last updated: 27 February 2021
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Date:19-SEP-2020
Time:12:31 UTC
Type:Silhouette image of generic ask1 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Schleicher ASK-21
Owner/operator:Kent Gliding Club
Registration:
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Category:Accident
Location:Squids Gate, Challock, Ashford, Kent -   United Kingdom
Phase: Initial climb
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Squids Gate, Challock, Ashford, Kent
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: BFU Germany
Narrative:
Schleicher ASK-21 substantially damaged 19.9.2020 when struck trees during an aerotow departure from Squids Gate, Challock, Ashford, Kent. According to a rough translation into English of the original BFU Germany report (see link #1):

"Event: Accident without injuries
Date, time: 19.09.2020, 12:31:00 p.m. (local)
Location, State: Challock, United Kingdom
Damage to aircraft: Seriously damaged
Source: Investigation by foreign authorities File number: BFU20-0829-DX
While the aircraft was being towed, the glider hit trees near the airfield and became heavily damaged. The pilot was unharmed. The BFU supports the investigation because the aircraft was designed /manufactured in Germany.
Aircraft: Glider Fatally seriously injured
Pattern: SCHLEICHER - ASK 21
Type of operation: General Aviation - Private Sightseeing Flight - Local sightseeing flight

The Kent Gliding Club has two Schleicher ASK-21 gliders, although the BFU report does not make it clear which one was involved in the above incident.

Sources:

1. BFU20-0829-DX: https://www.bfu-web.de/DE/Publikationen/Bulletins/2020/Bulletin2020-09.pdf?__blob=publicationFile
2. https://www.kent-gliding-club.co.uk/glider-fleet-2/


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
14-Dec-2020 16:33 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Operator, Total occupants, Location, Nature, Departure airport, Source, Narrative, Plane category]
27-Feb-2021 19:33 Dr. John Smith Updated [Narrative]
27-Feb-2021 19:37 Dr. John Smith Updated [Narrative]
27-Feb-2021 19:38 Dr. John Smith Updated [Narrative]

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