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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 218297
Last updated: 7 April 2019
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Date:30-JAN-1988
Time:13:15
Type:Silhouette image of generic ls4 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Rolladen-Schneider LS4A
Owner/operator:
Registration: VH-GXP
C/n / msn: 4258
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:2km NW of Forbes, NSW -   Australia
Phase: Landing
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Forbes, NSW
Destination airport:Forbes, NSW
Narrative:
During the initial climb of an aerotow launch, the glider experienced strong sink. The pilot released from the tow, but the sink persisted. The pilot attempted to return to the aerodrome, and continued with this attempt beyond the point where a safe outlanding could be made. A straight-in approach was made to a paddock, where shortly after touchdown the aircraft collided with a ditch and a fence.

Sources:

https://www.atsb.gov.au/publications/investigation_reports/1988/aair/aair198802344/
https://www.atsb.gov.au/media/26583/aair198802344.pdf


Revision history:

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