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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 67702
Last updated: 3 June 2019
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Date:15-FEB-1949
Time:
Type:EoN Olympia 2B
Owner/operator:Private
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
Nature:Private
Departure airport:
Destination airport:Bristol/Filton (EGTG)
Narrative:
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 It was flown by the syndicate and several gliding clubs in Victoria and South Australia until withdrawn from use in about 1972.

Sources:

www.bpg.flyer.co.uk/BGA.xls
https://victoriancollections.net.au/items/4fee45982162ef0d209f19ef
http://rcawsey.co.uk/Olympia.htm


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
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]

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