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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 246159
Last updated: 24 December 2020
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Type:Silhouette image of generic DISC model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Schempp-Hirth Discus
Owner/operator:Deeside Gliding Club
Registration: G-CHXH?
C/n / msn: 573
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Aboyne Airfield, Dinnet, Aboyne, Aberdeenshire, -   United Kingdom
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:
Destination airport:Aboyne Airfield, Dinnet, Aboyne, Aberdeenshire,
Investigating agency: BFU Germany
Schmepp-Hirth Discus glider: Substantially damaged 21-10-2020 when the aircraft landed on the tarmac at Aboyne without landing gear. According to a rough translation from German into English of the official BFU Germany accident report (see link #1 for the original German text):

"Event: Accident without injuries
Date, time: October 21, 2020, 2:00 p.m. (local)
Location, State: Aboyne, United Kingdom
Damage to aircraft: Heavily damaged
Source: investigation by foreign Authority.
File number: BFU20-0962-DX
The aircraft landed on the runway without landing gear. The BFU supports the investigation because the aircraft
was designed / manufactured in Germany.
Aircraft: Glider Fatally seriously injured
Type of operation: General Aviation - Private Sightseeing Flight - Local sightseeing flight"

The Deeside Gliding Club, which are based at Aboyne Airfield, Dinnet, Aboyne, Aberdeenshire, have one Schempp-Hirth Discus glider in their fleet: G-CHXH (formerly BGA4283) first registered 16-11-2007 (see link #2). It is possible that this glider was the one involved.


1. BFU Germany Accident Report BFU20-0962-DX:

Revision history:

23-Dec-2020 16:18 ASN Update Bot Added
24-Dec-2020 21:20 Dr. John Smith Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Operator, Total occupants, Location, Nature, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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