ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 155633
Last updated: 30 April 2017
This information is added by users of ASN. Neither ASN nor the Flight Safety Foundation are responsible for the completeness or correctness of this information.
If you feel this information is incomplete or incorrect, you can submit corrected information
Narrative:Police say a man has died when his glider had a mid-air collision with another glider over a rural property at Carrick, near Goulburn, about 3.40pm.
|Type:||Let L-13A1 Blaník|
|Owner/operator:||Southern Tablelands Gliding Club Inc|
|C/n / msn:|| 173413|
|Fatalities:||Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 2|
|Airplane damage:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Location:||Carrick, near Goulburn, NSW -
|Departure airport:||Goulburn, Airport, NSW (GUL/YGLB)|
|Destination airport:||Goulburn Airport, NSW (GUL/YGLB)|
The 70 year-old passenger, in the back seat, sustained major injuries and was airlifted to Hospital by NSW Ambulance helicopter. The other pilot, a 72-year-old man, landed his glider safely and was uninjured.
According a report on the manufacturers website (in Czech text, translated into English):
"During the final approach, the single glider Schempp-Hirth Nimbus met glider Blanik L-13A1 VH-GTE. The Nimbus completed landing after the crash, landing with little damage. The pilot of the Blanik but has failed to control the damaged glider, and crashed into a field. One member of the Blanik crew suffered fatal injuries and the other escaped with serious injuries".
[Manufacturers report, Czech text]
||Updated [Aircraft type, Operator]|
||Dr. John Smith
||Updated [Operator, Location, Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]|