Accident to the Centrair - 201B registered F-CGTP on 18/10/2020 at Isolaccio di Fiumorbo, locality of Aiola (Haute Corse)

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Cat. 2 investigation report: simplified-format report, adapted to the circumstances of the occurrence and the investigation stakes.

The pilot was making a slope soaring flight over the eastern slopes of the Monte Rinosu and Monte Incudine massifs. After two flight hours, he reached an area in which there was another glider at a higher altitude and initiated a spiral under the ridge to attempt to gain altitude. At the end of his first spiral turn, he found himself facing the terrain and was unable to avoid the collision with the vegetation.