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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 205089
 
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Date:21-AUG-1990
Time:11:45
Type:Silhouette image of generic h201 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Glasflügel 201-B Standard Libelle
Owner/operator:
Registration: VH-GCP
MSN: 455
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Gympie, QLD -   Australia
Phase: Landing
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Gympie, QLD
Destination airport:Gympie, QLD
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Narrative:
The glider was lined up short of the normal launch point. During the winch launch the wing-walker apparently released the into-wind wing early. The wing dropped and the glider veered into the crosswind. The pilot abandoned the launch however the glider continued to weathercock and collided with the retrieval vehicle before being brought to a halt.

Sources:

https://www.atsb.gov.au/publications/investigation_reports/1990/aair/aair199003100/


Revision history:

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