Aviation safety investigations & reports

Glasfugel Mosquito, VH-GML, 45 km E Corryong NSW, 2 November 1987

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Status: Completed
Investigation completed


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After about four hours flying, the pilot decided to return to Corryong to land. Because the aircraft was too low he tracked towards a valley in an attempt to find lift. The attempt was unsuccessful and the pilot selected a sloping area on which to carry out an outlanding. Shortly after touchdown one wing struck a small bush and the aircraft groundlooped. The pilot was inexperienced in mountain soaring. He had been operating in the vicinity of a suitable landing area, but left this area with insufficient altitude available to glide to the next suitable landing area.

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General details
Date: 02 November 1987   Investigation status: Completed  
Time: 1600    
Location: 45 km E Corryong    
State: New South Wales    
Release date: 11 March 1988   Occurrence category: Accident  
Report status: Final   Highest injury level: None  

Aircraft details

Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer Glasflugel  
Aircraft model 303  
Aircraft registration VH-GML  
Serial number 8  
Type of operation Gliding  
Damage to aircraft Substantial  
Departure point Corryong NSW  
Departure time 1200  
Destination Corryong NSW