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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 226816
Last updated: 29 November 2021
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Time:13:56 UTC
Type:Silhouette image of generic as19 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Schleicher ASW 19
Registration: D-4494
MSN: 19087
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Thaleralm, Brandenberg city, Kufstein county, State of Tyrolia -   Austria
Phase: En route
Departure airport:St. Johann/Tirol Airport (LOIJ)
Destination airport:Kempten-Durach Airfield (EDMK)
Investigating agency: UUS Austria
On 04.07.2019 at about 13.26 UTC the pilot took off with his glider by aerotow from the airfield St. Johann in Tirol (LOIJ) with the destination of his home airfield Kempten-Durach (EDMK) in Germany.
During the cruising flight/gliding over the Wilder Kaiser, further over the Inn valley, Kufstein, the airfield Langkampfen and further in western direction over Thiersee, the glider tipped to the right in the area of the ridge between the Schmalegger Joch and the Thaler Joch and subsequently crashed. The pilot was thrown out of the cockpit and suffered severe injuries.
The aircraft was totaled.

Probable causes
- Likely to fall below the minimum airspeed due to sudden changes in wind direction and wind speed at the end of the ridge
- As a consequence, the aircraft will tilt and spin to the right (LOCI loss of control inflight).
Probable factors
- Low height reserve above ground.
- Increased stress due to continuous descent during gliding / cruising flight and low altitude reserve above ground.


Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: UUS Austria
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 1 year and 3 months
Download report: Final report

Revision history:

05-Jul-2019 13:04 Medevac Added
06-Jul-2019 06:20 Tom Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Source]
06-Jul-2019 08:55 RobertMB Updated [Aircraft type, Cn, Operator, Narrative]
06-Jul-2019 08:58 RobertMB Updated [Departure airport, Destination airport]
23-Oct-2020 09:14 harro Updated [Time, Phase, Source, Narrative, Category, Accident report]

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