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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 61093
Last updated: 14 January 2022
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Type:Silhouette image of generic ask6 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Schleicher Ka 6CR
Registration: ZK-GLS
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Thames Ad -   New Zealand
Phase: Take off
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
pilot Brian Stokes. The aircraft ballooned during the launch and the pilot released the towline. Instead of landing straight ahead on the remaining runway, the pilot endeavoured to make a 180 degree turn to land. During the low level downwind turn, the left wingtip contacted long grass and groundlooped.

NZGK Aug/Sep 1981

Revision history:

22-May-2009 12:58 XLerate Added
28-Jul-2011 02:11 Anon. Updated [Time, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Phase, Nature, Source, Damage, Narrative]

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