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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 24133
Last updated: 20 May 2020
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Time:17:45 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic VENT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Schempp-Hirth Ventus b/16.6
Registration: OO-LIT
C/n / msn: 132
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Saint Auban - LFMX -   France
Phase: Take off
Departure airport:LFMX
Destination airport:LFMX
Investigating agency: BEA
After 200 m takeoff roll the aircraft adopted a sharp nose up attitude. The pilot released the tow cable. The glider tilted over to the left and the left wing touched the ground. The aircraft pivoted around that point and crashed into the ground. The pilot stated that during the roll he felt so shaken up by the bumpy surface that he extended flaps a little to take off more quickly. The glider took off with a steep nose up attitude which the pilot could not control.


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

Revision history:

27-Sep-2008 01:00 ASN archive Added
20-Jan-2012 04:10 FLYINGBROTHER1 Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Cn, Operator, Location, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Narrative]

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