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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 216477
Last updated: 1 December 2021
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Type:Silhouette image of generic h206 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Glasflügel H206
Registration: VH-GSC
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:3km NW of Tomingley, NSW -   Australia
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Narromine, NSW
Destination airport:Narromine, NSW
Investigating agency: BASI
The pilot had been carrying out a solo cross-country training flight, when deteriorating lift forced him to make an outlanding. The approach to the paddock selected involved passing over a line of high trees. Severe sink was encountered and the pilot realised he would not clear the trees. He therefore applied full spoilers and attempted a landing short of the planned area. During the landing roll the glider collided with a flock of sheep, killing five of the animals on impact. The pilot was a Japanese national who was visiting the area. Before departure, he had advised the soaring club that he wished to undertake a local flight. As a result, he was not briefed on cross-country procedures and outlandings. When thermals were encountered after takeoff, he had elected to conduct a longer flight. When the outlanding became necessary, the pilot had misjudged the strength of the wind and had continued downwind beyond the point where a successful approach to the selected paddock could be made.


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

Revision history:

21-Oct-2018 01:46 Pineapple Added

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