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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 29823
 
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Date:02-JAN-1995
Time:13:30 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic NIMB model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Schempp-Hirth Nimbus 4
Owner/operator:Armée de l'Air
Registration: F-UMGG
MSN: 1/2
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:5km N Lindis Pass, Canterbury -   New Zealand
Phase: En route
Nature:Private
Departure airport:NZOM
Destination airport:NZOM
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
Narrative:
The pilot while in practice day at 8000ft prior to competing in the 1995 World Gliding Championships at Omarama, bailed out of his sailplane at about 8000 feet when it disintegrated in severe turbulence and was seen by an observing pilot to spiral and crash into the ground north of the Lindis Pass about 30 kilometres south of Omarama. Gérard Lherm was observed to parachute safely and uninjured, started walking over difficult terrain to the main road about five kilometres from where he landed.
According to Wikipedia, this glider was operated by the French Air Force (Armée de l'Air). Letters GG are the last two letters of its (military) radio callsign - info courtesy of R. Cawsey.

Sources:

1. NZ Gliding Kiwi Feb/Mar 1995
2. www.aerobaticsweb.org/WORLD_95/bulletin_5.html
3. www.rcawsey.co.uk/nimbus4.htm
4. www.en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Schempp-Hirth_Nimbus-4
5. Wings Over New Zealand


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
27-Sep-2008 01:00 ASN archive Added
04-Jun-2011 23:54 karaka Updated [Total occupants, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Narrative]
05-Jun-2011 00:11 karaka Updated [Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Damage, Narrative]
07-Jun-2011 17:38 karaka Updated [Time, Location, Source, Narrative]
24-Jan-2012 05:43 Alpine Flight Updated [Time, Registration, Cn, Operator, Location]
24-Nov-2013 20:42 Alpine Flight Updated [Cn, Destination airport, Narrative]
03-Feb-2022 02:55 Ron Averes Updated [Location]
08-Mar-2022 07:09 Ron Averes Updated [Source, Narrative]
09-Mar-2022 01:52 Ron Averes Updated [Operator, Source, Narrative]
31-Mar-2022 21:13 Ron Averes Updated [Registration, Source, Narrative]

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