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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 88205
Last updated: 13 July 2020
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Time:14:20 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic VENT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Schempp-Hirth Ventus a
Registration: ZK-GNL
C/n / msn: 15
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Foothills at the S end of the Hawkdun Range, Otago -   New Zealand
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Departure airport:NZLX
Destination airport:NZLX
The glider was flying a task in the national gliding championships in Alexandra - NZLX.
While manoeuvring at low level over hilly terrain at the southern end of the Hawkdun Range control was lost and the glider crashed.

The Accident Report concluded : " 3.4. While the pilot continued his attempt to soar at a low level above the terrain he encountered fluctuating wind conditions which resulted in the glider entering a stall.
3.5. Probable cause : The probable cause of this accident was that the glider stalled at a height which precluded the pilot from effecting a recovery in time to avoid a collision with the terrain. "

The pilot was killed. The glider suffered substantial damage and was repaired later.

Aircraft Accident Report No. 84-006.

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Revision history:

11-Jan-2011 14:00 ASN archive
30-May-2011 23:43 angels one five Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Source, Damage, Narrative, Plane category, ]
19-Nov-2011 16:37 FLYINGBROTHER1 Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Operator, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
19-Jan-2012 03:34 FLYINGBROTHER1 Updated [Source, Narrative]

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