ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 155633
Last updated: 19 February 2017
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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]|