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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 30630
Last updated: 2 December 2021
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Date:31-JUL-2004
Time:
Type:Schempp-Hirth Nimbus 2
Owner/operator:Private
Registration: VH-GCU
MSN: 48
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Narrogin, Western Australia -   Australia
Phase: Pushback / towing
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Booragoon, WA
Destination airport:Cunderdin, WA (YCUN)
Narrative:
Substantially damaged 31 July 2004 in a road accident near Narrogin, Western Australia, whilst the glider was being transported by road, being towed by a trailer from the owners premises in Booragoon, WA, to the airfield at Cunderdin, WA. Later repaired and restored to usage, being advertised for sale by the same owner (John Orton) for AUS $37,000 in the May 2013 edition of the Gliding Club of Western Australia newsletter:

"This glider was extensively refurbished and returned to flying in 2007. VH-GCU has done only 230 hours since the refurbish. During the refurbish a new blue tinted canopy was fitted and many improvements added. The glider has always been privately hangared since then."

Sources:

1. http://www.rcawsey.co.uk/nimbus2.htm
2. http://www.airport-data.com/aircraft/VH-GCU.html
3. http://www.regosearch.com/aircraft/au/GCU
4. http://www.glidingwa.com.au/Newsletter/2013/Glidabout_May_2013.pdf


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
27-Sep-2008 01:00 ASN archive Added
28-Apr-2014 03:20 Dr. John Smith Updated [Date, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Damage, Narrative]
28-Apr-2014 16:28 Dr. John Smith Updated [Destination airport, Narrative]

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