Serious incident to the glider LAK-17AT registration SE-UUL

2019-05-04
A-19/08
On highway south of Borås, Kingdom of Sweden

On 4 May 2019 about 11:10 UTC on south of Borås, Kingdom of Sweden, due to headwind and sinking air, the pilot of the glider LAK-17AT registration SE-UUL could not reach the intended airport and decided instead to make an outlanding at an alternative field. Because of continuing problems with sinking air the pilot decided at a height of 350-400 meters to start the engine, but it failed to start. He then realized that the alternative field could not be reached and he was forced to make a landing on a major road. In connection with the forced landing, the lower part of the glider collided with the roof top of a car and the left wingtip struck another road vehicle. The pilot steered down into the ditch beside the road and the glider stopped against a road sign post. The incident only led to minor damage to the glider and the involved vehicles. According to the information available no person was physically injured.

The safety investigation is performed by the Safety Investigation Authority of the Kingdom of Sweden (Statens haverikommission – SHK).

The Republic of Lithuania, as a state of design and manufacture of the glider, has appointed the accredited representative and his technical advisor to this safety investigation.

Course of investigation
2019-05-04 Safety Investigation started
2019-05-08 The accredited representative and his technical advisor appointed
2019-10-29 Final report or here

Last updated: 15-05-2020