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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 216478
Last updated: 2 December 2021
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Date:25-OCT-1986
Time:16:00
Type:Schempp-Hirth Nimbus 2
Owner/operator:
Registration: VH-GEL
MSN:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:Lake Keepit Airport (YKEP), Lake Keepit, NSW -   Australia
Phase: Landing
Nature:Private
Departure airport:YKEP
Destination airport:YKEP
Investigating agency: BASI
Narrative:
The pilot was approaching to land in strong crosswind conditions. The area near the threshold of the strip was obstructed by machinery and another glider, and the usable strip width was reduced because of long grass. Although there was adequate strip length, the pilot elected to land close to the other glider. During the landing flare the aircraft drifted towards the obstructions, and the pilot raised one wing in an effort to avoid them. The other wing entered the long grass and the aircraft slewed sharply before falling to the ground.

Sources:

https://www.atsb.gov.au/publications/investigation_reports/1986/aair/aair198602366/
https://www.atsb.gov.au/media/26787/aair198602366.pdf

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


Revision history:

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