Aviation safety investigations & reports

Glasfugel 201B, VH-GGU, Boonah QLD, 25 November 1989

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Status: Completed
Investigation completed


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The pilot had continued gliding at altitude despite deteriorating weather conditions. When he returned to the circuit he found that a strong wind was blowing. During the approach to land the pilot found that he had to hold a heading up to 45 degrees off runway heading to counter the right crosswind. After flaring to land the glider drifted and weather-cocked. It came to rest after passing through a barbed wire fence.

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General details
Date: 25 November 1989   Investigation status: Completed  
Time: 1650    
Location: Boonah    
State: Queensland   Occurrence type: Loss of control  
Release date: 10 October 1990   Occurrence category: Accident  
Report status: Final   Highest injury level: Minor  

Aircraft details

Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer Glasflugel  
Aircraft model 201  
Aircraft registration VH-GGU  
Serial number N/K  
Type of operation Gliding  
Damage to aircraft Substantial  
Departure point Boonah QLD  
Departure time 1235  
Destination Boonah QLD