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AAIB Special Bulletin S3/2017 – HPH Glasflugel 304 eS, G-GSGS

Front Electric Sustainer (FES) battery fire during landing, Parham Airfield, West Sussex, 10 August 2017.

G-GSGS fire

Summary:

This Special Bulletin contains preliminary information regarding a battery fire that occurred in a Front Electric Sustainer (FES) lithium polymer battery of an HPH Glasflugel 304 eS sailplane. Three safety recommendations are made relating to the incorporation of a warning system to alert the pilot to the presence of a fire or other hazardous conditions occurring within FES battery compartments.

AAIB Special Bulletin S3/2017 - HPH Glasflugel 304 eS, G-GSGS

Published 25 September 2017