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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 253980
Last updated: 12 May 2021
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Date:23-APR-2021
Time:14:27 LT
Type:Alisport Silent 2 Electro
Owner/operator:Private
Registration: G-CIRK
MSN: 2054
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Wormingford Glider Field, Fordham Road, Wormingford, Colchester, Essex -   United Kingdom
Phase: Take off
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Wormingford Glider Field, Colchester, Essex
Destination airport:Wormingford Glider Field, Colchester, Essex
Narrative:
Alisport Silent 2 Electro G-CIRK: Substantially damaged (possible write off) when the electrical powered glider crashed during a launch failure shortly after take off from Wormingford Glider Field, Fordham Road, Wormingford, Colchester, Essex. The pilot - a man in his 70s - survived, but was taken to Addenbrookes Hospital in Cambridge for treatment of what were described as "major trauma" injuries, including two broken legs, a suspected broken pelvis and broken arms.

According to a statement/press release from Essex & Herts Air Ambulance (see link #4):

"Wormingford
23 April 2021
On 23rd April 2021 an Essex & Herts Air Ambulance was tasked to assist EEAST, Essex Police and Essex County Fire and Rescue Service, with a male patient trauma incident. Teams worked together on scene to optimise patient outcome. The patient was transferred to a major trauma centre for ongoing treatment."

According to a statment/press release fromEssex County Fire & Rescue (see link #5):

"Firefighters were called to Fordham Road in Wormingford at 2.27pm on Friday. On arrival, crews reported that a light aircraft had crash landed and crews put a 100 metre cordon in place while making the scene safe by 3.27pm. The casualty was left in the care of the ambulance service."

Sources:

1. https://twitter.com/aaibgovuk/status/1386668158912802819
2. https://www.flickr.com/photos/farnboroughspotter/28395456550 (photo)
3. https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/g-cirk
4. https://www.ehaat.org/missions/wormingford/
5. https://www.gazette-news.co.uk/news/19260048.wormingford-plane-crash-investigation-launched-glider-crashes/

Media:

G-CIRK Alisport Silent 2 Electro at Lasham, Hampshire 05/05/2018: G-CIRK (28213354348)

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
26-Apr-2021 15:34 Anon. Added
26-Apr-2021 17:48 RobertMB Updated [Aircraft type, Cn, Operator, Other fatalities, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
26-Apr-2021 20:59 Dr. John Smith Updated [Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Embed code, Damage, Narrative]
26-Apr-2021 21:15 Dr. John Smith Updated [Source, Embed code, Narrative]
26-Apr-2021 21:16 Dr. John Smith Updated [Narrative]
27-Apr-2021 19:58 Anon. Updated [Source]
27-Apr-2021 23:29 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Location, Source, Narrative]

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