Sector Aviation

Damage to left wing spar, 15 July 2016 Larserveld

Introduction

After a flight of more than one hour, the pilot decided to perform several loops. At that point, the glider was at an altitude of approximately 700 metres. The pilot stated that he increased the speed to 180 km/h and gradually initiated the loop. The first loop went without incident. The pilot then initiated a second loop in the same manner. During the final phase of this second loop, when the glider was flying horizontally again, the pilot heard a loud bang behind him. The pilot still had full control over the glider and flew an alternative circuit before landing safely.

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  • Start date 15 jul. 2016
  • End date 16 aug. 2018
  • Type investigationShort
  • Status investigationClosed

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