AAIB investigation to Schleicher ASW 24, G-CFNG

Attempted circuit following launch failure, Brentor Airfield, Devon, 4 December 2016.


During a glider winch launch in turbulent conditions the weak link parted. The pilot attempted to fly a circuit to land near the launch point but the glider encountered significant sink and had insufficient energy to complete the intended circuit. The pilot sustained fatal injuries in the impact with the ground.

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Published 8 February 2018