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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 216879
Last updated: 14 April 2019
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Type:Glasflügel 201 Libelle
Registration: VH-GBN
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Pipers Field, NSW -   Australia
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Pipers Field, NSW
Destination airport:Pipers Field, NSW
Investigating agency: BASI
The pilot was approaching to land at the end of a soaring flight. There was turbulence in the circuit area, with a moderate crosswind for the landing direction. The pilot realised he was overshooting his planned touchdown point, and side-slipped the glider to lose height. At the conclusion of this manoeuvre the glider was some 1000 feet in from the threshold. It then landed heavily and bounced, before a second heavy touchdown occurred. The pilot had evidently been distracted by the presence of another glider and a tug aircraft at the strip threshold, and probably by the wind strength and turbulence.


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

Revision history:

30-Oct-2018 09:28 Pineapple Added

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