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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 62261
Last updated: 18 November 2021
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Date:31-DEC-1972
Time:
Type:Slingsby T.43 Skylark 3F
Owner/operator:Canterbury Gliding Club
Registration: ZK-GCB
MSN: FMD 16
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:St Bathans Range, Otago. -   New Zealand
Phase: En route
Nature:Private
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Pilot Henry A. Aitken. R.I.P.
A spar cap failed in flight. The pilot abandoned the glider but did not survive the parachute jump.

Sources:

1. http://archway.archives.govt.nz/ViewEntity.do?code=7333
2. New Zealand Wings, Feb 1975.


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
22-May-2009 12:58 XLerate Added
05-Jun-2010 00:12 angels one five Updated [Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Phase, Nature, Damage, Narrative]
06-Jun-2010 00:48 angels one five Updated [Cn, Location]
05-Oct-2021 10:25 Ron Averes Updated [Cn, Operator, Location, Source, Narrative]

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