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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 218292
Last updated: 25 April 2019
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Date:24-JAN-1988
Time:15:15
Type:Glasflügel H201 Libelle
Owner/operator:
Registration: VH-GSQ
C/n / msn: 138
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:5km NE of Kalangadoo, SA -   Australia
Phase: Approach
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Millicent, SA
Destination airport:Millicent, SA
Narrative:
The pilot was undertaking a cross-country flight, when a lack of thermal activity made an outlanding necessary. An open field was selected which appeared to the pilot to be covered with stubble. A normal approach was flown, but during the landing flare the right wing struck thistles which were about one metre high. The glider swung to the right and the fuselage was broken during the resulting ground loop. The accident was not the subject of an on-site investigation.

Sources:

https://www.atsb.gov.au/publications/investigation_reports/1988/aair/aair198800699/
https://www.atsb.gov.au/media/29552/aair198800699.pdf


Revision history:

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