Incident Scheibe Bergfalke IV VH-GZM,
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 218209
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Date:Sunday 10 January 1988
Type:Scheibe Bergfalke IV
Registration: VH-GZM
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:49km WSW of Clare, NSW -   Australia
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Lochiel, SA
Destination airport:Lochiel, SA
Investigating agency: BASI
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
The pilot had been ridge-flying not far from the glider field, along a range of hills oriented north/south. The coastline was located just west of the range of hills, and a north-westerly wind was providing good lift along the ridge. When a sea breeze developed, the wind changed to a south-easterly and the pilot was unable to maintain altitude or reach the glider field. During the subsequent outlanding the glider sustained damage when the pilot induced a ground loop to avoid striking a fence.

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


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