ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 75765
Last updated: 24 April 2014
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Date:18-JUL-2010
Time:~4:00 pm L/T
Type:Schempp-Hirth Discus-2b
Owner/operator:B Martin, Gore
Registration: ZK-GZP
C/n / msn: 59
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Airplane damage: Substantial
Location:About 4 miles south of Lake Station airstrip, St Arnaud, Nelson. -   New Zealand
Phase: Unknown
Nature:Private
Departure airport:NZLE
Destination airport:
Narrative:
A downdraft was encountered while ridge soaring, causing the aircraft to sink and strike the tree tops.
At about 4 pm an ELT signal was detected.
The Rescue Co-ordination Centre phoned the cell no. of the owner of the beacon who told them he had crashed his glider amidst 20-metre tall beech trees about 7km / 4miles south of Lake Station / Nelson Lakes airstrip ( NZLE ) in the Saint Arnaud district of Nelson.
The 60-year old pilot was uninjured.

Sources:
http://rnzaf.proboards.com/index.cgi?board=gliding&action=display&thread=11532


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
18-Jul-2010 15:10 angels one five Added
18-Jul-2010 15:18 angels one five Updated [Source]
27-Jul-2010 00:41 angels one five Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Narrative]
27-Jul-2010 00:57 flyernzl Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Operator, Narrative]
25-Aug-2012 09:34 OR Updated [Narrative]
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