Glider File Number BEA2017-0381 Accident, Les Mées, on 30 June 2017, SCHEMPP HIRTH - DUO DISCUS, F-CBEC

Accident to the glider Schempp Hirth Duo Discus registered F-CBEC occured on 30/06/2017 at Les Mées (04)

Investigation progression Closed  
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Summary

Vol local AD Château-Arnoux Saint-Auban (04).

En montée initiale face au sud, l'avion remorqueur subit une rafale descendante. Le planeur rattrapant le remorqueur, son pilote largue le câble. Le planeur atterrit dans l'axe de décollage, sur un banc de cailloux dans le lit de la Durance.

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Local flight Château-Arnoux Saint-Auban AD

During its inital climb face south, the tow plane encountered a downburst. As the glider was catching up the tow plane, the glider pilot released the cable. The glider landed in the line of take-off, on pebbles into the Durance bed.

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