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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 17833
Last updated: 15 September 2021
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Time:15:00 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic DG80 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Glaser-Dirks DG-808C
Registration: D-KLLR
MSN: 8-380B279X41
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Langeberg Mountains, between Swellendam and Suurbraak -   South Africa
Phase: En route
Departure airport:FAWC
Destination airport:FAWC
Investigating agency: CAA SouthAfrica
The brand new DG-808C glider went missing between Swellendam and Suurbraak. South African Search and Rescue efforts were hampered due to deteriorating weather conditions over the weekend. The glider was found crashed in the Langeberg Mountains north east of Swellendam on the Monday morning at 08:45LT. The pilot was killed.


1. Search continues for glider pilot
2. Search continues for glider pilot
3. Body of missing pilot found
4. Bulletin Januar 2008 - Unfälle und Störungen beim Betrieb ziviler Luftfahrzeuge - See Page 8

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: CAA SouthAfrica
Status: Investigation completed
Download report: Final report

Revision history:

15-May-2008 16:37 Topaz Added
16-May-2008 01:25 Topaz Updated
07-Aug-2008 07:36 Bleiente Updated
03-Nov-2008 09:43 Topaz Updated
03-Nov-2008 09:44 Topaz Updated
08-Dec-2008 00:18 Anon. Updated
26-Aug-2013 11:03 Alpine Flight Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Operator, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Narrative]
17-Jul-2019 12:18 Alpine Flight Updated [Cn, Source]

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