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Urs Jud

Date: August 16, 2010 Nationality: unknown
Location: Buochserhorn, Switzerland
COD: Impact
Ground Launching or Skiing: Ground Launching
Wing Type: BioAir Skim - 12m²
Wingloading: unknown
Age: 30
Experience: unknown
Beacon/Locator/Etc (Spot, inReach, Recco, GPS): unknown

Description:

A 30-year-old Flyers Speed-pilot on the Buochserhorn, was found lying directly below a cablecar ropeways near to the launch site the next morning after attempting solo evening flight at 20:00 clock. Cause of the accident is not known, but at that time the 1807 meters high Buochserhorn has downdrafts and tailwinds. The investigating authorities examined the glider and found there was no trace of collision with the cablecar ropeway. Given the fact that his body was found directly below the SouthWest side of the launch site near the ridge, it must be assumed that he was not flying following a failed launch ?


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