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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 46216
Last updated: 26 August 2021
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Time:16:00 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic ls1 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Rolladen-Schneider LS1-f
Registration: ZK-GIX
MSN: 270
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Omarama Saddle -   New Zealand
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Wardell Airfield
Destination airport:Wardell Airfield
Investigating agency: CAA NZ
The pilot was on a private flight in the company of another glider, operating in the locality of Omarama. The conditions of the day indicated that the pilot would be making use of thermals and some ridge soaring. The glider had struck the ridge, close tothe summit, in an approximately straight and level attitude. The wreckage of the glider was sighted within minutes of the accident, by the accompanying glider. The first people to arrive at the accident scene found the pilot had been killed during the impact.


Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: CAA NZ
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 1 year and 2 months
Download report: Final report

Revision history:

04-Nov-2008 10:35 ASN archive Added
09-Nov-2013 12:52 Alpine Flight Updated [Time, Cn, Operator, Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source]

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