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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 201535
Last updated: 19 January 2020
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Date:21-NOV-2017
Time:17:15 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic DISC model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Schempp-Hirth Discus 2c
Owner/operator:Private
Registration: ZK-GXG
C/n / msn: 31
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Hunter Range, near Lake Hāwea -   New Zealand
Phase: En route
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Omarama NZOA
Destination airport:Omarama NZOA
Narrative:
The glider crashed during the South Island Regional Glider Competition. The pilot, David Wilson from Australia, died in the crash.

Sources:

https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/99113141/police-responding-to-crashed-glider-near-lake-hwea
https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11946445
https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/99137559/death-of-experienced-pilot-a-big-loss-for-australian-gliding-community
https://www.onlinecontest.org/olc-3.0/gliding/flightinfo.html?flightId=-691414096
http://www.rcawsey.co.uk/discus4.htm


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
21-Nov-2017 08:14 gerard57 Added
21-Nov-2017 08:49 gerard57 Updated [Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Departure airport, Source, Damage, Narrative]
22-Nov-2017 06:34 angels one five Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Damage, Narrative]
22-Nov-2017 19:37 FLYINGBROTHER1 Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Registration, Source, Damage]
22-Nov-2017 19:38 FLYINGBROTHER1 Updated [Cn]

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