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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 88205
Last updated: 3 December 2021
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Time:14:20 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic VENT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Schempp-Hirth Ventus a
Registration: ZK-GNL
MSN: 15
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Hawkdun Range, Otago -   New Zealand
Phase: En route
Departure airport:NZLX
Destination airport:NZLX
The glider was flying a task in the national gliding championships in Alexandra - NZLX.
While manoeuvring at low level over hilly terrain at the southern end of the Hawkdun Range control was lost and the glider crashed.

The Accident Report concluded : " 3.4. While the pilot continued his attempt to soar at a low level above the terrain he encountered fluctuating wind conditions which resulted in the glider entering a stall.
3.5. Probable cause : The probable cause of this accident was that the glider stalled at a height which precluded the pilot from effecting a recovery in time to avoid a collision with the terrain. "

The pilot was killed. The glider suffered substantial damage and was repaired later.


Aircraft Accident Report No. 84-006
3. AHSNZ, 1984, Journal, Vol 27 No 2.

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3 Feb 2001 BGA 4374 Private 0 Benalla, Victoria w/o

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Revision history:

11-Jan-2011 14:00 ASN archive
30-May-2011 23:43 angels one five Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Source, Damage, Narrative, Plane category, ]
19-Nov-2011 16:37 Alpine Flight Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Operator, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
19-Jan-2012 03:34 Alpine Flight Updated [Source, Narrative]
26-Jun-2021 18:38 angels one five Updated [Phase, Narrative]
03-Oct-2021 10:53 Ron Averes Updated [Location, Source]

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