Accident to the glider Glasflugel 304 eS registration G-GSGS

2017-08-10
A-17/12
Parham Airfield, West Sussex, United Kingdom

On 10 August 2017 after a touchdown of the glider HPH Glasflugel 304 eS the battery started to fire.

On 13 September 2017 the Safety Investigation Authority of the United Kingdom (Air Accidents Investigation Branch) requested the assistance of the Investigator-In-Charge of Aircraft accident and Incident of the Republic of Lithuania in the investigation of the accident. The Safety Investigation Authority of the United Kingdom requested that Republic of Lithuania, as a state of design and manufacture of the gliders which are using FES system, will appoint the accredited representative.

Regulation (EU) No 996/2010 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 20 October 2010 on the investigation and prevention of accidents and incidents in civil aviation provides that a member state's safety investigation authority can request help from the safety investigation authorities of other member states.

18 September 2017 the Republic of Lithuania has appointed the accredited representative and his technical adviser to assist in the investigation.

Course of investigation
2017-09-18 The accredited representative and his technical adviser appointed
2018-09-13 Safety investigation report or here

Last updated: 15-05-2020