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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 238105
Last updated: 15 July 2020
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Date:24-JAN-1932
Time:
Type:Primary Glider
Owner/operator:Wellington Gliding Club
Registration: Unreg
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Rongotai Aerodrome -   New Zealand
Phase: Take off
Nature:Training
Departure airport:Rongotai
Destination airport:
Narrative:
The glider was being towed along the runway, with a man supporting either wing as the glider moved forward. When the glider began to lift, one man let go of his wing, the other did not. The glider turned and crashed into the runway.
The pilot escaped injury, the near-new glider was badly damaged.

Sources:

Auckland Star, 25 January 1932.
Manawatu Standard, 25 January 1932.


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
15-Jul-2020 21:42 Ron Averes Added

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