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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 216883
Last updated: 18 November 2021
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Type:Silhouette image of generic h206 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Glasflügel 206 Hornet
Registration: VH-GMU
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:4km NW of Saddleworth, SA -   Australia
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:YGAW
Destination airport:YGAW
Investigating agency: BASI
The pilot was attempting a 300km cross country flight. After release from the aerotow the glider only achieved 3000 feet above mean sea level. As the flight continued no further height gain was achieved and on descending to below 2000 feet the pilot decided to carry out an outlanding. While the glider was being manoeuvred in the circuit, at about 50 feet above ground level, the right wing dropped and struck the ground. The pilot had selected a landing field when flying with 2000 feet indicated on the altimeter. He was unaware that the terrain over which he was flying was 1000 feet above mean sea level and thus only 1000 feet below the aircraft. During the approach the aircraft became low and the airspeed decreased until the aircraft stalled at too low an altitude to allow recovery.


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

Revision history:

30-Oct-2018 09:43 Pineapple Added

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