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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 46387
Last updated: 5 December 2021
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Type:Silhouette image of generic ls4 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Rolladen-Schneider LS4
Registration: ZK-GNJ
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Omarama -   New Zealand
Phase: Unknown
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
The visiting overseas pilot was taking part in competition flying from Omarama. There had previously been some difficulty with his "fitting in" and he had been relegated to a competition level that was thought to be more compatible with his experience. He acknowledged his lack of mountain flying experience. While manoeuvring alongside a ridge south of Omarama, the pilot is believed to have performed a chandelle (wing-over) following which a loss of airspeed led to the glider impacting the hillside. The bottom was torn out of the aircraft and the rear fuselage snapped. Organisers evidently attempted to supervise the pilot's participation in the competition, but the nature of the flying prevented a close watch being kept on him.


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04-Nov-2008 10:35 ASN archive Added

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