Loss of control Accident Schempp-Hirth Ventus 2cx OE-5721,
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 277172
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Date:Wednesday 6 April 2022
Time:after 16:20
Type:Silhouette image of generic VENT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Schempp-Hirth Ventus 2cx
Owner/operator:Flugsportverein Nötsch
Registration: OE-5721
MSN: 110
Year of manufacture:2001
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:Reißeck Group mountains, Carinthia -   Austria
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Nötsch/Im Gailtal Airport (LOKN)
Destination airport:Nötsch/Im Gailtal Airport (LOKN)
Investigating agency: UUS Austria
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
A Schempp-Hirth Ventus 2cx did not return to Nötsch/Im Gailtal Airport (LOKN) in the evening. A SAR team found the crashed glider in the Reißeck Group mountains, Carinthia, at an elevation of 2400 m, the next day around 08:45.
The pilot did not survive and the glider was destroyed.

Probable cause(s)
- Excessive flight condition/spin
Probable factors
- Low airspeed (speed of least descent)
- Lack of training (familiarity with stall behavior of glider)
- Changing wind conditions/turbulence
A malfunction on the glider during the accident flight cannot be categorically ruled out.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: UUS Austria
Report number: 
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 1 year and 2 months
Download report: Final report




Revision history:

07-Apr-2022 12:02 OEMAX Added
07-Apr-2022 12:03 harro Updated [Aircraft type]
07-Apr-2022 13:51 OEMAX Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Source, Damage]
07-Apr-2022 14:02 RobertMB Updated [Time, Location, Source, Narrative]
07-Apr-2022 14:07 tom Updated [Registration, Operator, Source]
07-Apr-2022 14:08 harro Updated [Aircraft type, Cn, Source]
07-Apr-2022 14:09 harro Updated [Cn, Narrative]
07-Apr-2022 14:37 RobertMB Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Operator, Location, Source, Narrative]
07-Apr-2022 14:50 RobertMB Updated [[Time, Aircraft type, Operator, Location, Source, Narrative]]
24-Sep-2022 18:23 Anon. Updated [Operator, Narrative]
03-Jul-2023 06:53 harro Updated [[Operator, Narrative]]

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