Aviation safety investigations & reports

Glasflugel Mosquito B, VH-FQR, 2 Km West of Jondaryan QLD, 9 March 1985

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Status: Completed
Investigation completed


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Deteriorating soaring conditions resulted in the pilot landing at a strip close to his intended destination. The landing was uneventful and the pilot arranged for an aero-tow launch. During the take-off roll the left wing of the glider dropped slightly and became caught in long grass. The glider veered violently to the left, became airborne for a few metres then swung to the right and left again before the pilot could release the tow. The glider sustained several cracks in the mid-fuselage area.

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General details
Date: 09 March 1985   Investigation status: Completed  
Time: 1615    
Location: 2 Km West of Jondaryan    
State: Queensland    
Release date: 15 May 1985   Occurrence category: Accident  
Report status: Final   Highest injury level: None  

Aircraft details

Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer Glasflugel  
Aircraft model 303  
Aircraft registration VH-FQR  
Type of operation Gliding  
Damage to aircraft Substantial  
Departure point 2 Km West of Jondaryan QLD  
Departure time N/A  
Destination Jondaryan QLD