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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 206796
Last updated: 14 September 2019
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Date:13-JAN-1993
Time:18:15
Type:Silhouette image of generic PA25 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Piper PA-25-235 Pawnee
Owner/operator:
Registration: VH-WGC
C/n / msn: 25-3010
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Waikerie Airport (YWKI), Waikerie, SA -   Australia
Phase: Standing
Nature:Unknown
Departure airport:YWKI
Destination airport:YWKI
Investigating agency: BASI
Narrative:
The tug aircraft, VH-WGC, was holding to the left of the threshold of the strip while a knot was being cleared in the tow rope attached to a glider to be launched. Another glider, VH-IKU, was engaged on solo circuits and was to land to the right of VH-WGC. VH-IKU bounced on landing and began to swing to the left. In an attempt to correct the swing, the pilot mistakenly applied left rudder and the glider struck the tail of the tug. The occupants of all aircraft escaped without injury.

Sources:

https://www.atsb.gov.au/publications/investigation_reports/1993/aair/199300054/
https://www.atsb.gov.au/media/5226831/199300054.pdf

Accident investigation:
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Investigating agency: BASI
Status: Investigation completed
Duration:
Download report: Final report


Images:

Photo of VH-WGC courtesy AirHistory.net


Waikerie (YWKI)
8 November 2014; (c) Andrei Bezmylov

Revision history:

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