Aviation safety investigations & reports

SZD 9b Id Bocian Glider, VH-GQT, near Quirindi NSW, 31 December 1975

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Status: Completed
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The glider turned to the right and the angle of bank continued to increase until the wings were near vertical. The nose dropped rapidly and the glider assumed a nose down inverted attitude. As it dived towards the ground the attitude changed and the glider finally assumed a steep nose down Inverted attitude until it struck the ground.
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General details
Date: 31 December 1975   Investigation status: Completed  
Time: 1305 ESuT    
Location: near Quirindi    
State: New South Wales   Occurrence type: Loss of control  
Release date: 16 September 1976   Occurrence category: Accident  
Report status: Final   Highest injury level: Fatal  
Last update 13 May 2014