Glider File Number BEA2019-0447 Accident, AD Sisteron-Thèze, on 30 July 2019, SCHEMPP HIRTH - ARCUS M, D-KKOY

Accident to the Schempp Hirth Arcus M registered D-KKOY on 30/07/2019 at Sisteron

Investigation progression In progress  
Progress: 50%

Summary

Vol au départ de AD Sisteron-Thèze (04).

Lors du roulement au décollage, le pilote coupe les gaz et freine brutalement. Le planeur effectue un cheval de bois. Le freinage sur l'herbe sèche du terrain provoque un incendie. La cellule du planeur a brûlé.

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Flight from Sisteron-Thèze AD.

During the take-off run, the pilot suddenly closed the throttle and braked. The glider performed a ground loop. Braking on the dry grass of the field caused a fire.
The glider’s airframe was destroyed by the fire.