Aviation safety investigations & reports

Czech Blanik, VH-HDV, Laverton VIC, 20 December 1990

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Status: Completed
Investigation completed


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The Gliding Federation Australia investigation reports that after a winch launch the student pilot flew locally for about ten minutes. He then realised that he was getting low and turned back towards towards the airfield. Late in his approach he saw power lines, dived under them, and was forced to outland in a paddock adjacent to the airfield. At the end of the landing roll the glider collided with a fence and was substantially damaged.

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General details
Date: 20 December 1990   Investigation status: Completed  
Time: 1900    
Location   (show map): Laverton    
State: Victoria    
Release date: 09 May 1991   Occurrence category: Accident  
Report status: Final   Highest injury level: None  

Aircraft details

Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer Let National Corporation  
Aircraft model Blanik  
Aircraft registration VH-HDV  
Serial number 174912  
Type of operation Gliding  
Damage to aircraft Substantial  
Departure point Laverton VIC  
Departure time 1750  
Destination Laverton VIC