Sector Aviation

Hard landing following aborted winch launch, Schempp-Hirth Janus B, 5 August 2016 Midden Zeeland airfield


The glider, with on board the pilot and one passenger, was planned to make a local flight following take-off from Midden Zeeland airfield, according to the winch launch method. After tautening the winch cable, the winch operator selected full power and as the glider accelerated, that airbrakes in the wings opened.

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


  • Start date 5 aug. 2016
  • End date 31 dec. 2016
  • Type investigationShort
  • Status investigationClosed

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