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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 46401
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Time:12:30 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic pw5 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Politechnika Warszawska PW-5 Smyk
Registration: ZK-GXZ
MSN: 17.12.017
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Drury Airfield, Auckland -   New Zealand
Phase: Unknown
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
The pilot was on his second solo flight in the glider and was being winch launched, when shortly after becoming airborne the glider veered to the right of the runway centreline at a very high nose up attitude. Shortly thereafter, the towline back released and the glider immediately entered a spin to the right which was not recovered in the height available. The aircraft struck the ground a short distance from the airfield and the pilot received serious injuries.


1. CAA NZ Occurrence reference 04/3506.
2. CAA NZ "Vector", Mar-Apr 2006.

Revision history:

04-Nov-2008 10:35 ASN archive Added
26-Mar-2011 02:31 RobertMB Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Cn]
26-Mar-2011 14:37 Anon. Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Cn]
26-Nov-2011 12:51 Alpine Flight Updated [Aircraft type]
18-Feb-2022 08:55 Ron Averes Updated [Location, Source]

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