Sector Aviation

Ground loop during start, Schempp- Hirth, Discus b, 9 May 2016 Lemelerveld airfield


The glider was ready, at the launching location, for a winch launch. The aircraft was carrying 100 litres of water in its wing tanks and 4 litres in the tail tank. The left-hand wing lay on a wing support in order to keep the wings as level as possible so that the wing tanks would not empty. The pilot concluded that he should have provided better instructions to the wing-tip holder when assisting with a glider with 100 litres of water ballast in the wings.

The report can be found in the Quarterly Report Aviation for the second quarter of 2016.


  • Start date 9 mei 2016
  • End date 30 jun. 2016
  • Type investigationShort
  • Status investigationClosed

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