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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 268487
Last updated: 21 October 2021
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Time:09:40 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic ARCP model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Schempp-Hirth Arcus M
Registration: JA11AM
MSN: 229
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Biei town, Hokkaido -   Japan
Phase: Initial climb
Departure airport:Biei glider field
Destination airport:
A motor glider crashed into a river at 1 km west of Biei glider field just after takeoff. Two occupants receive fatal injuries, and the glider sustained substantial damages. An eyewitness reports the glider fell almost vertically, and another says down in spiral, from a height of 100 m within a minute after takeoff due to engine fail. The glider was brand-new; registered on 11th May 2021, and was delivered at Biei in September. The accident flight was the third flight.



Revision history:

12-Oct-2021 06:05 isamuel Added
12-Oct-2021 11:24 Iceman 29 Updated [Embed code]
14-Oct-2021 05:57 isamuel Updated [Source, Embed code, Narrative]

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