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2017/04

Report on aircraft accident in Namnå in Grue municipality, Hedmark county 15 July 2016, involving Allstar PZL Glider SZD-55-1, LN-GAZ

On 15 July 2016 a sailplane had a field landing during a cross-country competition task. The right wing broke when the sailplane landed in a grain field. The pilot, and sole occupant, was not injured.

The sailplane was transported to the AIBN premises for further technical examination. The AIBN received assistance from a Swedish sailplane workshop. Based on these examinations, the AIBN finds that the right wing broke as a result of overstress from landing in a field with tall grains, and that there were probably no pre-existing damage to the wing structure.

This report is in Norwegian only.

No safety recommendation is issued in connection with this investigation.

Facts

Location Namnå in Grue municipality, Hedmark county, Norway
Occurrence date 15.07.2016
Aircraft Øvrige seilfly
Operator Private
Registration LN-GAZ
Meteorological conditions VMC
County Hedmark
Type of occurrence Accident
Type of operation Private
Category of operation Light, aeroplane (< 5 700kg)
Aircraft category Sailplane (incl. motorglider)
FIR/AOR ENOS (Oslo ATCC)

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