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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 220251
Last updated: 16 January 2022
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Time:16:25 LT
Type:Schleicher ASW 17
Owner/operator:Dublin Gliding Club
Registration: EI-GMB
MSN: 17031
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Kilrush Airfield (EIKH) -   Ireland
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Kilrush Airfield (EIKH)
Destination airport:Kilrush Airfield (EIKH)
Investigating agency: AAIU
Whilst landing at Kilrush Airfield (EIKH), Ireland, an ASW 17 glider, EI-GMB, with one pilot on board, impacted the airfield boundary hedge on final approach to runway (RWY) 29. It subsequently impacted with a stationary ASK 21 glider, EI-GLA, which was positioned on the runway threshold awaiting tow. Both gliders were substantially damaged. The pilot of EI-GMB was uninjured. A student positioned in the front seat of EI-GLA was also uninjured; however, an instructor pilot, who was preparing to board EI-GLA, sustained minor facial bruising as a result of evasive action taken to avoid the approaching glider.



Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: AAIU
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 4 months
Download report: Final report


Photo: AAIU

Revision history:

28-Dec-2018 09:43 harro Added

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