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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 206796
Last updated: 18 September 2021
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Type:Silhouette image of generic PA25 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Piper PA-25-235 Pawnee
Registration: VH-WGC
MSN: 25-3010
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Waikerie Airport (YWKI), Waikerie, SA -   Australia
Phase: Standing
Nature:Banner and glider towing
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
Other occurrences involving this aircraft

29 Aug 1998 VH-WGC 0 Waikerie Airport (YWKI), Waikerie, SA sub


Photo of VH-WGC courtesy

Waikerie (YWKI)
8 November 2014; (c) Andrei Bezmylov

Revision history:

27-Feb-2018 09:35 Pineapple Added

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