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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 157836
Last updated: 17 October 2021
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Time:c. 13:30 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic Z26 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Zlín 226MS Trenér
Owner/operator:Aeroklub Havlíckuv Brod
Registration: OK-KMT
MSN: 22
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Havlíckuv Brod (LKHB) -   Czech Republic
Phase: Initial climb
Nature:Banner and glider towing
Departure airport:Havlíckuv Brod (LKHB)
Destination airport:Havlíckuv Brod (LKHB)
Investigating agency: UZPLN
On 14.7.2004 the pilot of Z 226 MS, OK-KMT performed glider lifts within the training camp of AK Prague - Letňany members at LKHB airport. For his tenth take-off that day he took off from runway 29 at 11:23 UTC with glider L 13, OK-2824 in tow. The two-man glider crew was conducting a training flight.
After take-off, during the climb, the tow was performing a slight left turn. The glider instructor corrected several times the deviations of the glider from its correct position behind the towing aircraft.
For training reasons, the glider instructor handed control of the glider to the student pilot immediately after making the correction. During a passage through a strong gust of turbulence, at an altitude of 50 to 100 metres above the ground, from the pilot-instructor's point of view, the towplane suddenly deviated sharply to the right and banked to the left around its longitudinal axis. The glider was descending significantly.
The glider instructor immediately took control of the glider and, out of concern for overflying the towplane -he opened the air brakes during the steep descent. He decided to abort the tow and tried to disengage the glider from the tug. He succeeded only after several attempts. The glider, after disconnecting, landed without damage in a potato field near the village of Šmolovy. The tow plane did not make the steep flight and crashed into the ground in a grain field near the village of Poděbaby. After hitting the ground, the aircraft immediately caught fire. The pilot of the tow plane died on impact with the ground.


Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: UZPLN
Status: Investigation completed
Download report: Final report


OK-KMT Zlin 226MS at Letnany LKLT 15 August 1993 (photo: H.Ranter/ASN)

Revision history:

28-Jul-2013 19:21 TB Added
28-Sep-2014 14:07 harro Updated [Photo, ]
30-May-2021 19:22 harro Updated [Cn, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Narrative, Accident report]

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