Accident to the Robin DR400 registered D-EFTW on 29/07/2018 at Bovec [Investigation led by AAIIO / Slovenia]

Preliminary data based on the notification from the Slovenian authorities:

Glider was aero-towed by a DR400/180 on a first glider solo for a student on this type. After take-off at about 200 m height and distance of about 800 m from the runway threshold, the aircraft separated. Afterwards Robin DR400/180 crashed onto the wooded hillside. The aircraft burned. The pilot of aero-tow lost his life. The aircraft was destroyed in the fire. Student pilot succesfully returned and landed in the opposite direction from the direction of take-off.