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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 230399
Last updated: 24 September 2021
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Type:Silhouette image of generic as19 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Schleicher ASW-19
Owner/operator:Aeroklub Soběslav
Registration: OK-4481
MSN: 19077
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:near Ludvíkov, Bruntal district. -   Czech Republic
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Mikulovice Airport (LKMI)
Destination airport:Mikulovice Airport (LKMI)
Investigating agency: UZPLN
On 3 November 2019, the pilot of the glider ASW-19, registration OK-4481, took off in the aerotow from Mikulovice airport to fly using the wave flow behind the Jeseníky Mountains. The pilot climbed gradually, for about 2 hours, up to an altitude of 6 759 m MSL. Subsequently, after about 9 minutes of flight at an altitude above 6 600 m MSL, about 0,5 km west of the village of Ludvíkov, the glider went into a manoeuvre ending in a sharp loss of altitude. During the manoeuvre, the wing structure failed. The fuselage and tail surfaces were destroyed by impact with the ground.

At the end of the flight day on 3 November 2019, none of the participants of the operation at LKMI discovered that the pilot with the glider ASW-19, registration OK-4481, had not landed at LKMI. Only on the following day, 4 November 2019 at 08:54 RCC Prague received information from LKMI about the search for the glider. A DETRESFA was declared and search helicopters of the Army of the Czech Republic and the Police of the Czech Republic were called. At 11:09 a.m. the place of impact of the fuselage of the glider into the ground was found, including the body of the pilot without signs of life.


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

Revision history:

04-Nov-2019 18:11 Nepa Added [Operator]
04-Nov-2019 20:43 Nepa Updated [Registration, Total fatalities, Location, Departure airport, Source, Damage, Narrative, Operator]
04-Nov-2019 21:43 RobertMB Updated [Aircraft type, Departure airport, Narrative]
04-Nov-2019 21:44 RobertMB Updated [Source]
05-Nov-2019 18:13 Anon. Updated [Source]
09-Nov-2019 17:49 Anon. Updated [Aircraft type, Source, Narrative]
31-May-2021 18:24 harro Updated [Registration, Cn, Operator, Destination airport, Source, Narrative, Accident report]

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