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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 48426
Last updated: 28 April 2019
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Date:08-NOV-2008
Time:17:30
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
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Five Rivers
Destination airport:Five Rivers
Narrative:
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.

Sources:

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


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
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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