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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 46216
Last updated: 5 December 2019
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Date:12-JAN-2005
Time:16:00 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic ls1 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Rolladen-Schneider LS1-f
Owner/operator:Private
Registration: ZK-GIX
C/n / msn: 270
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Omarama Saddle -   New Zealand
Phase: En route
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Wardell Airfield
Destination airport:Wardell Airfield
Narrative:
The pilot was on a private flight in the company of another glider, operating in the locality of Omarama. The conditions of the day indicated that the pilot would be making use of thermals and some ridge soaring. The glider had struck the ridge, close tothe summit, in an approximately straight and level attitude. The wreckage of the glider was sighted within minutes of the accident, by the accompanying glider. The first people to arrive at the accident scene found the pilot had been killed during the impact.

Sources:

caa.govt.nz/Accidents


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
04-Nov-2008 10:35 ASN archive Added
09-Nov-2013 12:52 FLYINGBROTHER1 Updated [Time, Cn, Operator, Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source]

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