Aviation safety investigations & reports

Glasflugel 201-B Standard Libelle, VH-GCP, Gympie QLD, 21 August 1990

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Status: Completed
Investigation completed


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The glider was lined up short of the normal launch point. During the winch launch the wing-walker apparently released the into wind wing early. The wing dropped and the glider veered into the gusting crosswind. The pilot abandoned the launch however the glider continued to weathercock and ran into the retrieval vehicle before being brought to a halt.

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General details
Date: 21 August 1990   Investigation status: Completed  
Time: 1145    
Location: Gympie    
State: Queensland   Occurrence type: Loss of control  
Release date: 14 September 1990   Occurrence category: Accident  
Report status: Final   Highest injury level: Minor  

Aircraft details

Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer Glasflugel  
Aircraft model 201  
Aircraft registration VH-GCP  
Serial number 455  
Type of operation Gliding  
Damage to aircraft Substantial  
Departure point Gympie QLD  
Departure time N/A  
Destination Gympie QLD