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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 213263
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Type:Silhouette image of generic h201 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Glasflügel H201B Libelle
Registration: VH-GGY
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Narrikup, WA -   Australia
Phase: Take off
Departure airport:Narrikup, WA
Destination airport:Narrikup, WA
Investigating agency: BASI
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
The glider was launched by being towed behind a motor vehicle. After the glider became airborne, the pilot signalled to the vehicle driver to slow down. The vehicle driver slowed the vehicle too quickly, the tow rope slackened and the rope drogue deployed. The tow rope then released from the glider. Because of the position of the tow rope, below the glider, the pilot did not immediately lower the nose, the glider stalled at about 15 feet above ground level and landed heavily.


Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: BASI
Status: Investigation completed
Download report: Final report

Revision history:

14-Jul-2018 09:40 Pineapple Added

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