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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 214157
Last updated: 3 April 2020
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Type:Glasflügel 303 Mosquito B
Registration: VH-FQR
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:2km W of Jondaryan, QLD -   Australia
Phase: Take off
Departure airport:2km W of Jondaryan, QLD
Destination airport:Jondaryan, QLD
Investigating agency: BASI
Deteriorating soaring conditions resulted in the pilot landing at a strip close to his intended destination. The landing was uneventful and the pilot arranged for an aero-tow launch. During the take-off roll the left wing of the glider dropped slightly and became caught in long grass. The glider veered violently to the left, became airborne for a few metres then swung to the right and left again before the pilot could release the tow. The glider sustained several cracks in the mid-fuselage area.


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

Revision history:

07-Aug-2018 10:54 Pineapple Added

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