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PH-1K8 Comco-Ikarus Sherpa II c/n 141282-1036 - MLA-airfield Stadskanaal in Holland - 17 February 2002 MLA airfield Stadskanaal (EHST)

The 2-seater Comco-Ikarus Sherpa II is an example for the simplicity and suitability of the first generation micro-light aircraft. The manufacturer of the Sherpa, Comco GmbH, was originally specialised in the production of special machinery. In 1976, Comco began making hang gliders, of which under the name Ikarus over 2000 were built. The single-seat Sherpa I was the first motorised Ikarus micro-light aircraft and entered serial production in 1982. The open two-seater Sherpa II is constructed out of alu-tube covered with sailcloth. The nose of the plane is made out of glassfibre composite. As powersource this Sherpa uses a Rotax 462 UL CB engine.

On 15 August 1983, the Comco-Ikarus Sherpa I s/n 141282-1036 was registered as PH-1K8 in the Netherlands. On 13 April 1984, the registered type was changed into Comco Sherpa II. On 9 April 1989, Comco Sherpa II PH-1K8 was involved in an accident: during a training the pilot of the Comco Sherpa II PH-1K8 wanted to make an emergency landing and did not count on that Sky-Walker Sky-Walker 1+1 PH-1U9 restarted. At a height of about 5 meters the devices hit each other and hit against the ground. The Skywalker pilot was lightly injured in the crash. Comco Sherpa II PH-1K8 was repaired after the incident. On 17 February 2002, Comco-Ikarus Sherpa II PH-1K8 was seen at the MLA-aerodrome Stadskanaal in Vledderveen, the Netherlands. Since, the plane was withdrawn from use and the airworthiness expired on 1 May 2002. Registration PH-1K8 was cancelled on 27 April 2005.

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