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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 218297
Last updated: 22 November 2021
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Type:Silhouette image of generic ls4 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Rolladen-Schneider LS4A
Registration: VH-GXP
MSN: 4258
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:2km NW of Forbes, NSW -   Australia
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Forbes, NSW
Destination airport:Forbes, NSW
Investigating agency: BASI
During the initial climb of an aerotow launch, the glider experienced strong sink. The pilot released from the tow, but the sink persisted. The pilot attempted to return to the aerodrome, and continued with this attempt beyond the point where a safe outlanding could be made. A straight-in approach was made to a paddock, where shortly after touchdown the aircraft collided with a ditch and a fence.


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

Revision history:

22-Nov-2018 11:14 Pineapple Added

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