ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 70557
Last updated: 25 October 2014
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Date:18-DEC-2009
Time:08:58 LT
Type:Schempp-Hirth Mini Nimbus HS 7
Owner/operator:private
Registration: ZK-GLN
C/n / msn: 24
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Airplane damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Orchard Spur, about 7 km south of Blenheim -   New Zealand
Phase: En route
Nature:Private
Departure airport:NZOM
Destination airport:NZOM
Narrative:
The glider was launched by aero-tow from Omaka Aerodrome at about 0830.
The pilot intended to fly south to the Lake Coleridge area and return to Omaka, a flight of several hours.
The tow plane pilot raised the alarm at about 2130, when he realised that the glider had not returned to Omaka, and the wreckage of the glider was located at about 0300 on the 19th by a searching helicopter.

Sources:
http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=10616613
http://www.stuff.co.nz/marlborough-express/news/3186226/Fatal-glider-crash-investigation-begins
http://www.caa.govt.nz/Accidents_and_Incidents/Accident_Reports/ZK-GLN_Fatal.pdf

http://www.rcawsey.co.uk/mininim.htm


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
18-Dec-2009 12:26 angels one five Added
18-Dec-2009 13:52 angels one five Updated
19-Dec-2009 00:45 TB Updated
19-Dec-2009 03:12 RobertMB Updated
19-Dec-2009 08:46 slowkid Updated
19-Dec-2009 18:48 angels one five Updated
19-Dec-2009 23:50 angels one five Updated
20-Dec-2009 02:59 FLYINGBROTHER1 Updated
21-Dec-2009 19:44 RobertMB Updated
13-Feb-2010 10:42 harro Updated [Time, Source, Narrative]
17-Oct-2011 07:02 FLYINGBROTHER1 Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Location, Source, Narrative]
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