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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 48426
Last updated: 28 April 2019
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Type:Glasflügel H-201B Standard Libelle
Owner/operator:Southland Gliding Club (Inc)
Registration: ZK-GIC
C/n / msn: 464
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Five Rivers, near Lumsden -   New Zealand
Phase: Approach
Departure airport:Five Rivers
Destination airport:Five Rivers
The pilot was practising his landings and was on his fourth flight of the day. On the approach a tailwind gust caused the glider to "drop out of the sky". It struck the ground in an adjacent property well short of the airstrip. It cartwheeled across a deer fence and came to rest inverted. The pilot was trapped for 45 minutes while he awaited rescue. He suffered a broken ankle and was was flown to Southland Hospital in Invercargill where he underwent surgery.


1. New Zealand CAA Preliminary Report
2. Tailwind caused glider crash
3. Glider flipped by wind gust

Revision history:

10-Nov-2008 23:20 Topaz Added
11-Nov-2008 00:49 Topaz Updated
11-Nov-2008 00:51 Topaz Updated

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