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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 219220
Last updated: 6 December 2019
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Date:13-NOV-1988
Time:15:45
Type:Glasflügel 303 Mosquito
Owner/operator:
Registration: VH-FQO
C/n / msn: 171
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Cobram, VIC -   Australia
Phase: Landing
Nature:Private
Departure airport:YBLA
Destination airport:YBLA
Narrative:
The pilot was conducting a navigational exercise from Benalla to Benalla via overhead Tocumwal, NSW. The wind conditions were northerly and gusting. The pilot realised he would be unable to effect a return and decided to outland. A paddock was chosen which appeared suitable and provided a good landing run into wind. However the paddock had been ploughed and grass had grown to 0.3 metres high. Following touchdown well into the field the combination of rough ground medium high grass and heavy braking caused the glider to ground loop breaking the rear fuselage as it did so. This accident was not the subject of an on-site investigation.

Sources:

https://www.atsb.gov.au/publications/investigation_reports/1988/aair/aair198801405/
https://www.atsb.gov.au/media/27372/aair198801405.pdf


Revision history:

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