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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 68354
Last updated: 10 June 2020
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Type:Glaser-Dirks DG-100
C/n / msn: ?
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Pasewalk (EDCV) -   Germany
Phase: Take off
Departure airport:Pasewalk (EDCV)
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: BFU Germany
The glider was being launched by an ultralight aircraft. On takeoff, the glider bounced due to elevator anomalies. The pilot detached the towing cable during takeoff and touched down at a high speed. The glider ran into a farm field and was destroyed.

CAUSE: A vital bolt in the elevator control rod mechanism had been improperly built in during manufacture of the aircraft in 1976. During a prescribed maintenance check of that known problem the manufacturing defect was not discovered.


Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: BFU Germany
Status: Investigation completed
Download report: Final report

Revision history:

28-Sep-2009 10:22 harro Added
23-Sep-2011 08:53 Uli Elch Updated [Aircraft type, Cn, Location, Nature, Departure airport, Narrative]

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