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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 205089
Last updated: 15 May 2019
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Date:21-AUG-1990
Time:11:45
Type:Glasflügel 201-B Standard Libelle
Owner/operator:
Registration: VH-GCP
C/n / msn: 455
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Gympie, QLD -   Australia
Phase: Landing
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Gympie, QLD
Destination airport:Gympie, QLD
Narrative:
The glider was lined up short of the normal launch point. During the winch launch the wing-walker apparently released the into-wind wing early. The wing dropped and the glider veered into the crosswind. The pilot abandoned the launch however the glider continued to weathercock and collided with the retrieval vehicle before being brought to a halt.

Sources:

https://www.atsb.gov.au/publications/investigation_reports/1990/aair/aair199003100/


Revision history:

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