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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 58815
Last updated: 26 December 2020
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Date:27-FEB-2009
Time:14:00 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic DUOD model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Schempp-Hirth Duo Discus
Owner/operator:Glide Omarama / Glider Rentals Limited
Registration: ZK-GYY
C/n / msn: 306
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Mount Saint Cuthbert, Near Omarama. -   New Zealand
Phase: En route
Nature:Training
Departure airport:NZOA
Destination airport:NZOA
Narrative:
The 2-seater gilder crashed into a ridge on the western side of Mount St Cuthbert at about 2:00 pm, the wreckage was found at 3100ft AMSL. The accident occurred shortly after take-off, a few minutes after glider tow release. Other glider pilots in the area immediately called in the emergency and two helicopters were dispatched with a doctor, medical staff, and search and rescue. They found the pilot dead, the seriously injured instructor was flown to Dunedin Hospital.

Sources:

1. Stuff.co.nz / Waikato Times - One dead, one injured in glider crash
2. Otago Daily Times - One pilot dead, one injured
3. NZ Herald - Investigators head to glider crash site
4. NZ Police - One person dead in glider accident
5. CAA - Aircraft Accidents Registered Between: 24-Feb-2009 and 02-Mar-2009


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
26-Feb-2009 21:05 angels one five Added
27-Feb-2009 00:02 angels one five Updated
27-Feb-2009 07:57 slowkid Updated
27-Feb-2009 22:41 XLerate Updated
02-Mar-2009 21:02 XLerate Updated
08-Jan-2011 09:00 Alpine Flight Updated [Damage]
23-Nov-2016 11:17 Alpine Flight Updated [Time, Location]

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