Aviation safety investigations & reports

Glas-Flugel Libelle H201B, VH-GGY, Narrikup WA, 26 December 1984

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Status: Completed
Investigation completed


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The glider was launched by being towed behind a motor vehicle. After the glider became airborne, the pilot signalled to the vehicle driver to slow down. The vehicle driver slowed the vehicle too quickly, the tow rope slackened and the rope drogue deployed. The tow rope then released from the glider. Because of the position of the tow rope, below the glider, the pilot did not immediately lower the nose, the glider stalled at about 15 feet agl and landed heavily.

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General details
Date: 26 December 1984   Investigation status: Completed  
Time: 1245    
Location: Narrikup    
State: Western Australia   Occurrence type: Loss of control  
Release date: 05 February 1985   Occurrence category: Accident  
Report status: Final   Highest injury level: None  

Aircraft details

Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer Glasflugel  
Aircraft model 201  
Aircraft registration VH-GGY  
Type of operation Gliding  
Damage to aircraft Substantial  
Departure point Narrikup WA  
Departure time 1245  
Destination Narrikup WA  
Last update 13 May 2014