Report on aviation accident at Norheim, Karmsund in Rogaland county, Norway 6 September 2015 with Grob Aircraft AG, G 103C SL, LN-GAN

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Description

In connection with an off-field landing, the motorgliders left wing came in contact with the ground during the rollout. The pilot in command has estimated that the speed was approximately 40 km/h when the left wing dropped. The glider veered 45 degrees to the left before it came to rest. The crew on board consisted of a student pilot and a pilot in command/instructor. Both were uninjured after the incident. When they departed the glider, they discovered that its tail boom was fractured.

The crew were returning to Haugesund Airport Karmøy after a 2 hour flight in the vicinity of the Vikebygd mountain. Enroute to the airport, it became necessary to start the engine in order to reach the airport. Several attempts was made but the engine failed to start. The pilot in command therefore decided to make an off-field landing about 6 km east-northeast of the airport. The failed start up attempts  was most likely caused by insufficient battery power.

This report is in Norwegian only. No safety recommendation is issued in connection with this investigation.

Location
Norheim, Karmsund, Rogaland county, Norway
Occurrence date
06.09.2015
ICAO Location indicator
ENHD
Aircraft
Grob 103
Registration
LN-GAN
Meteorological conditions
VMC
County
Rogaland
Type of occurrence
Accident
Type of operation
Training
Category of operation
Light, aeroplane (< 5 700kg)
Aircraft category
Sailplane (incl. motorglider), Single-engine
FIR/AOR
ENSV (Stavanger ATCC)
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Report on aviation accident at Norheim, Karmsund in Rogaland county, Norway 6 September 2015 with Grob Aircraft AG, G 103C SL, LN-GAN Download report
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