Incident PZL Jantar Standard 2 VH-UKQ,
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 215601
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Date:Wednesday 8 January 1986
Type:PZL Jantar Standard 2
Registration: VH-UKQ
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Gawler, SA -   Australia
Phase: Approach
Departure airport:YGAW
Destination airport:YGAW
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
The pilot was taking part in a gliding race. About 3 kilometres from the destination the pilot realised that he would not reach the aerodrome and that an outlanding would be necessary. He selected a small paddock with trees on the approach boundary, but sink was encountered and he found he was unable to clear these trees. The aircraft stalled either just before or coincident with colliding with the tree tops. The right wingtip then struck the ground 22 metres beyond the trees and the glider rotated through about 140 degrees to the right before the fuselage impacted heavily with the ground. The decision to outland was left too late.


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