Accident Scheibe SF 28A Tandem-Falke JA2177,
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 300211
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Date:Wednesday 26 October 2022
Type:Silhouette image of generic SF28 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Scheibe SF 28A Tandem-Falke
Registration: JA2177
MSN: 5776
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:Takane-machi, Takayam city, Gifu prefecture -   Japan
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Hida Airpark
Destination airport:Toyama Airport (TOY/RJNT)
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
A motor glider of Wave Soaring Hida took off from Hida Airpark (Hida temporary operation site) for a training flight at 11:45 LT. The destination was Toyama Airport and ETA was 13:45 LT, however, the Scheibe failed to arrive. Search operation was triggered after 14:00, and the crashed airplane was located in a forest in the mountain about 20 km southeast from the Hidaka Airpark at 15:45. Both wings were found broken. Two occupants in the cockpit were seen from the air after 17:10. They were retrieved next morning, but were confirmed to be dead.

This particular pilot aged 80 years had experienced another accident on 1 May 2015.
JA2177 had two accidents with substantial damages prior to this accident: A runway excursion during a take off attempt on 25 August 1982 and an emergency off-field landing following by a engine failure on 6 June 2003.

Sources: (accident by the same pilot in 2015) (1982 accident report in Japanese) (2003 accident report in Japanese)

Revision history:

26-Oct-2022 13:14 isamuel Added
27-Oct-2022 08:14 isamuel Updated [Total fatalities, Nature, Source, Damage, Narrative]
28-Oct-2022 06:30 isamuel Updated [Operator, Source, Narrative]
28-Oct-2022 11:36 isamuel Updated [Source]
31-Oct-2022 12:22 isamuel Updated [Operator, Source]

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