Schempp-Hirth Nimbus-3 glider, G-EENN
The glider was being winch launched from a grass airfield. At an early stage of the launch the right wing tip contacted the ground, the left wing lifted and the glider cartwheeled to the right before coming to rest, inverted. The pilot was fatally injured.
Three Safety Recommendations are made to the European Aviation Safety Agency and the British Gliding Association concerning cable release mechanisms.
Schempp-Hirth Nimbus-3 glider G-EENN 06-13.pdf (1,093.78 kb)
Date of occurrence: 4 September 2012