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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 48426
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Type:Silhouette image of generic h201 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Glasflügel H-201B Standard Libelle
Owner/operator:Southland Gliding Club
Registration: ZK-GIC
MSN: 464
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Five Rivers, Southland -   New Zealand
Phase: Approach
Departure airport:Five Rivers
Destination airport:Five Rivers
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
The pilot was practising his landings and was on his fourth flight of the day. On the approach a tailwind gust caused the glider to "drop out of the sky". It struck the ground in an adjacent property well short of the airstrip. It cartwheeled across a deer fence and came to rest inverted. The pilot was trapped for 45 minutes while he awaited rescue. He suffered a broken ankle and was was flown to Southland Hospital in Invercargill where he underwent surgery.
Location of Five Rivers is near Lumsden.


1. New Zealand CAA Preliminary Report
2. Tailwind caused glider crash
3. Glider flipped by wind gust

Revision history:

10-Nov-2008 23:20 Topaz Added
11-Nov-2008 00:49 Topaz Updated
11-Nov-2008 00:51 Topaz Updated
04-Feb-2022 14:48 Ron Averes Updated [Operator, Location, Narrative]

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