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Report on air accident near Hokksund Airport, Buskerud county, Norway on 23 September 2019, with Rolladen-Schneider Flugzeugbau LS4-B, LN-GCM

After the publication of this report, the NSIA received new significant information about the accident, necessitating reopening the case and altering the investigation report. A new report replaces and cancels NSIA Report SL 2019/06.

The new report can be found here.

In connection with basic flight training on Sunday 23 September 2018, the student pilot landed short of the runway at Hokksund Airport. The glider landed on a field adjacent to the airport. During landing roll and braking, the glider hit bushes at the end of the field and was substantially damaged. The student pilot, who was the sole occupant, did not receive any injuries.

Investigation of this accident was delegated to the Sailplane Section of the Norwegian Air Sports Federation (NLF). The AIBN investigation report incorporates NLF report 19/2018R1. NLF has concluded that LN-GCM landed short as the result of many, small deviations from standard procedures throughout the landing circuit. It has not been ruled out that unexpected sink or headwind on the final approach might have been a factor.

This report is in Norwegian only.

No safety recommendation is issued in connection with this investigation.


Location Near Hokksund Airfield, Norway
Occurrence date 23.09.2018
ICAO Location indicator ENHS
Aircraft Øvrige seilfly
Operator Drammen Flyklubb
Registration LN-GCM
Meteorological conditions VMC
County Buskerud
Type of occurrence Accident
Type of operation Private (club)
Category of operation Light, aeroplane (< 5 700kg)
Aircraft category Sailplane (incl. motorglider)

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