Incident Schleicher Ka 6CR VH-GTW,
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 215604
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Date:Friday 10 January 1986
Type:Silhouette image of generic ask6 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Schleicher Ka 6CR
Registration: VH-GTW
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:5km SE of Temora, NSW -   Australia
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Temora, NSW
Destination airport:Temora, NSW
Investigating agency: BASI
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Towards the end of a 4 hour competition flight, the pilot realised that the aircraft would not reach the finishing line and that an outlanding would be necessary. After establishing the aircraft on final approach to the selected paddock, the pilot noticed a pile of stones obstructing the target touchdown area. While manoeuvring to avoid this obstruction, the left wing of the aircraft struck the ground and a ground loop ensued. The pilot had been suffering the effects of a head cold and sinus infection, and had probably become fatigued during the flight in demanding conditions. He had persisted in his efforts to reach the finish until the glider was too low to allow a more suitable paddock to be selected for the outlanding. This accident was not the subject of an on-site investigation.

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


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