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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 213263
Last updated: 7 April 2019
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Date:26-DEC-1984
Time:12:45
Type:Glasflügel H201B Libelle
Owner/operator:
Registration: VH-GGY
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Narrikup, WA -   Australia
Phase: Take off
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Narrikup, WA
Destination airport:Narrikup, WA
Investigating agency: BASI
Narrative:
The glider was launched by being towed behind a motor vehicle. After the glider became airborne, the pilot signalled to the vehicle driver to slow down. The vehicle driver slowed the vehicle too quickly, the tow rope slackened and the rope drogue deployed. The tow rope then released from the glider. Because of the position of the tow rope, below the glider, the pilot did not immediately lower the nose, the glider stalled at about 15 feet above ground level and landed heavily.

Sources:

https://www.atsb.gov.au/publications/investigation_reports/1984/aair/aair198404514/
https://www.atsb.gov.au/media/26175/aair198404514.pdf

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


Revision history:

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