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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 216539
Last updated: 4 April 2019
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Type:Glasflügel H201 Libelle
Registration: VH-GYN
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:5km N of Bordertown, SA -   Australia
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Bordertown, SA
Destination airport:Bordertown, SA
Investigating agency: BASI
The pilot was competing in a cross country gliding competition when it became apparent to him that an outlanding would be necessary. He then positioned the glider to carry out a circuit for a landing in a paddock. After turning the aircraft onto final approach and deploying full airbrake, the pilot noticed that the indicated airspeed had greatly reduced. He then attempted to close the airbrake but the nose of the aircraft dropped and struck the ground. The aircraft bounced on impact and came to rest 17 metres beyond the initial point of impact.


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

Revision history:

22-Oct-2018 08:17 Pineapple Added

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