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Archive photo of PH-1469. Source: G.J.L. van Orizande
Archive photo of PH-1469. Source: G.J.L. van Orizande

Near-collision, Schleicher ASK 21 and parachutist, 21 April 2018

Status : Closed

A group of four parachutists performed a formation jump above International Airport Teuge. After freefalling for around 35 seconds, the formation split up at an altitude of 4,000 feet. Shortly before one of the parachutists was going to open his parachute, he saw that a glider at an angle below him was making a left turn in his direction. At the time, the parachutist’s speed was approximately 200 kilometres per hour and the wind was blowing him towards the glider. The parachutist attempted to perform an evasive manoeuvre. Shortly after the parachute opened, the glider banked above the parachutist.

This serious incident is included in the Quarterly Report Aviation over the second quarter of 2018.

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