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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 245647
Last updated: 27 February 2021
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Time:14:45 UTC
Type:Silhouette image of generic DISC model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Schempp-Hirth Discus Bt
Registration: G-SANT?
C/n / msn: 12/287
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Washington, 3 miles East of Storrington, West Sussex -   United Kingdom
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Parham Airfield, Pulborough Road, Storrington, Pulborough, Sussex
Destination airport:Washington, West Sussex
Investigating agency: BFU Germany
Schmepp-Hirth Discus BT: Substanitally damaged 27.9.2020 when struck a fence during an out field landing at Washington, 3 miles East of Storrington, West Sussex. According to a rough translation into English of the original BFU Germany accident report summary (see link #1):

"Event: Accident without injuries
Date, time: 27.09.2020, 2:45 p.m. (local)
Location, State: Washington, United Kingdom
Damage to the aircraft: Seriously damaged
Source: Investigation by the foreign authority
File number: BFU20-0849-DX
During an outland landing in a field, the glider collided with a fence. The BFU supports the investigation because the aircraft was designed/manufactured in Germany.
Aircraft: Glider with auxiliary drive. Fatally seriously injured. Slightly injured

The reported crash location is Washington in West Sussex. Washington is a village and civil parish in the Horsham District of West Sussex, England. It is located five miles (8 km) west of Steyning and three miles (4.8 km) east of Storrington on the A24 between Horsham and Worthing

At the time of the above accident, there was only one Schmepp-Hirth Discus BT on the UK Civil register: G-SANT (MSN 12/287) ex-G-JPIP (2009-2015) Swiss Registry as HB-2159,and German registry as D-KIDE before that. Therefore, the aircraft involved is presumed to be G-SANT, based on this premise.


1. BFU20-0849-DX:

Revision history:

14-Dec-2020 16:22 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Operator, Location, Phase, Nature, Destination airport, Source, Narrative, Plane category]
15-Dec-2020 16:47 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Total occupants, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
27-Feb-2021 19:23 Dr. John Smith Updated [Registration, Cn, Operator, Source, Narrative]
27-Feb-2021 19:30 Dr. John Smith Updated [Cn, Source, Narrative]

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