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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 206795
Last updated: 15 September 2021
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Type:Silhouette image of generic gr13 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Grob G103 Twin Astir
Registration: VH-IKU
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Waikerie Airport (YWKI), Waikerie, SA -   Australia
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:YWKI
Destination airport:YWKI
Investigating agency: BASI
The tug aircraft, VH-WGC, was holding to the left of the threshold of the strip while a knot was being cleared in the tow rope attached to a glider to be launched. Another glider, VH-IKU, was engaged on solo circuits and was to land to the right of VH-WGC. VH-IKU bounced on landing and began to swing to the left. In an attempt to correct the swing, the pilot mistakenly applied left rudder and the glider struck the tail of the tug. The occupants of all aircraft escaped without injury.


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

Revision history:

27-Feb-2018 09:35 Pineapple Added

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