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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 203635
Last updated: 25 November 2019
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Date:30-DEC-2017
Time:17:45
Type:Hang Glider
Owner/operator:Private
Registration:
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Forbes, NSW -   Australia
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Nature:Training
Departure airport:Forbes (FRB/YFBS)
Destination airport:Forbes (FRB/YFBS)
Narrative:
The pilot, the Champion Emma Martin, 31, was killed when as her hang glider came down during a training run at the Forbes Flatlands Hang Gliding Championships.
Hang Gliding Federation of Australia Brett Coupland said "that it was 'too early' to say what had caused the accident."
An investigation will be launched by Hang Gliding Fed of Australia.



Sources:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5224283/Champion-hang-glider-tragically-dies-training.html#ixzz52qlwromP
http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/victoria/victorian-hang-glider-dies-in-crash/news-story/dd47955f73d619bb1a3de66478992b4f
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https://www.forbesflatlands.com/competition-details


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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
31-Dec-2017 14:59 Iceman 29 Added
31-Dec-2017 16:28 Aerossurance Updated [Location, Embed code, Plane category]
31-Dec-2017 16:41 Geno Updated [Time, Departure airport, Destination airport]

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