Date & Time: Nov 29, 2006 at 1315 LT
Type of aircraft:
Grob G180 SPn
Operator:
Registration:
D-CGSP
Flight Phase:
Takeoff (climb)
Flight Type:
Demonstration
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Mindelheim - Mindelheim
MSN:
97002
YOM:
2006
Country:
Germany
Region:
Europe
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
1
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
0
Other fatalities:
0
Total fatalities:
1
Aircraft flight hours:
28
Aircraft flight cycles:
40
Circumstances:
The pilot, sole occupant, was performing a demonstration flight on this second prototype to a group of invited guests staying on the ground. Shortly after takeoff, the aircraft turned to rejoin the landing pattern when it plunged into a meadow approximately 4,5 miles from the runway. The French pilot Gérard Guillaumaud was killed and the aircraft, the first Grob business all-composite jet was completely destroyed upon impact.