ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 67784
Last updated: 19 December 2014
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Date:11-NOV-2007
Time:1415
Type:Alliance A34
Owner/operator:Borders Gliding Club
Registration: BGA 4531
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Airplane damage: Substantial
Location:Milfield, near Wooler, Northumberland -   United Kingdom
Phase: Landing
Nature:Training
Departure airport:Millfield, Northumberland
Destination airport:Millfield, Northumberland
Narrative:
The CFI's report points out that there are justifiable, site specific reasons for positioning a windsock roughly in the centre of the airfield. On the day of the accident, the windsock was also being used to delineate the landing and take-off areas - landings to the left, aerotows to the right.

Realising that the landing area was obstructed by other gliders the young, early solo pilot took the sensible decision to land to the right of the windsock. Not wishing to obstruct launching, the pilot steered to the left soon after touching down, unfortunately misjudging the distance to the windsock, hitting the pole with a wingtip and ground looping.

Sources:
1. BGA Accident Report
2. http://www.bordersgliding.co.uk/index.html

Alliance A34 BGA 4531 at Milfield Airfield, Wooler, Northumberland 29 September 2007:

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
05-Aug-2009 08:30 DColclasure Added
08-Dec-2014 03:39 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Embed code, Narrative]
08-Dec-2014 03:40 Dr. John Smith Updated [Nature]
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