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Report on air accident near Oppdal airport Fagerhaug, Norway (ENOP) 29. juli 2020 involving Rolladen-Schneider flugzeugbau LS8-18, LN-GCG

On Wednesday 29 July 2020 the glider was on an organized cross-country flight. The pilot flew over the hills from Kvikne towards Oppdal, planning to land on an outlanding field. He did not find the field, and continued towards Oppdal airport. The glider did not reach the airport and performed a landing in the forest, 450 metres before the runway end. The glider was substantially damaged. The commander received minor injuries.

Investigation of this accident has been delegated to the Sailplane Section of the Norwegian Air Sports Federation (S/NLF).

This investigation report is based on the S/NLF report.

This report is in Norwegian only. 

No safety recommendation is issued in connection with this investigation.

Published 29.01.2021


Location Near Oppdal airport Fagerhaug, Norway (ENOP)
Occurrence date 29.07.2020
ICAO Location indicator ENOP
Aircraft Rolladen-Schneider Flugzeugbau
Operator NTNU flyklubb
Registration LN-GCG
Meteorological conditions VMC
County Trøndelag
Type of occurrence Accident
Type of operation Private (club)
Category of operation Light, aeroplane (< 5 700kg)
Aircraft category Sailplane (incl. motorglider)