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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 212830
Last updated: 25 April 2019
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Type:ICA Brasov IS-28B2
Registration: VH-GVW
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Benalla Aerodrome (YBLA), Benalla, VIC -   Australia
Phase: Approach
Departure airport:YBLA
Destination airport:YBLA
Investigating agency: BASI
The pilot was making his second solo flight at the completion of a one-week gliding course. On the landing approach the glider was seen to be undershooting with the speed brakes extended. As the approach continued the undershoot increased but the speed brakes remained extended. The glider struck a fence, bounced across a road and struck a second fence at the aerodrome boundary. A fence wire rode over the nose, shattering the canopy and decapitating the pilot. No contributory fault was found with any of the components of the glider. The pilot misjudged the final approach.


Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: BASI
Status: Investigation completed
Download report: Final report

Revision history:

03-Jul-2018 10:03 Pineapple Added

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