ASN logo
ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 67702
Last updated: 2 June 2020
This information is added by users of ASN. Neither ASN nor the Flight Safety Foundation are responsible for the completeness or correctness of this information. If you feel this information is incomplete or incorrect, you can submit corrected information.

Type:EoN Olympia 2B
Registration: BGA 554
C/n / msn: EON/O/034
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Filton, Bristol (EGTG) -   United Kingdom
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:
Destination airport:Bristol/Filton (EGTG)
The Australian Gliding Museumís Olympia is a Mark 2 (actually 2B according to the logbook) which can be distinguished by the built in main wheel and blown Perspex canopy. It was designated as serial number EON/O/34 by Elliotts. It was damaged badly at Bristol, UK, on 15 February 1949. The wreckage was acquired by a Melbourne based syndicate including Dave Darbyshire, and imported into Australia.

Additional damage occurred in shipping due to the need to shorten the wings to fit them into a crate. The syndicate rebuilt the glider and re-launched it in 1956 (with registration number VH-GHR). It was flown by the syndicate and several gliding clubs in Victoria and South Australia until withdrawn from use in about 1972.


Revision history:

04-Jan-2013 16:45 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Phase, Nature, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
04-Jan-2013 16:46 Dr. John Smith Updated [Aircraft type, Narrative]

Corrections or additions? ... Edit this accident description