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The single seat glider was seen by the tug pilot after an air-launch release at about 2,000 feet to be flying straight and level. A short time later the pilot of another glider sighted wreckage south of the airstrip. The site was checked from the air by the tug aircraft and rescue teams despatched. The glider had impacted the ground vertically at high speed and the pilot had sustained fatal injuries.

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General details
Date: 12 March 1994 Investigation status: Completed 
Time: 1530 CSuT Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
Location   (show map):2.5km SSW Waikerie Occurrence type:Loss of control 
State: South Australia Occurrence class: Operational 
Release date: 24 January 1996 Occurrence category: Accident 
Report status: Final Highest injury level: Fatal 
 
Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer: Grob - Burkhart Flugzeugbau 
Aircraft model: G102 
Aircraft registration: VH-IKJ 
Serial number: 1675 
Type of operation: Gliding 
Damage to aircraft: Destroyed 
Departure point:Waikerie, SA
Departure time:1527 CSuT
Destination:Waikerie,SA
Crew details
RoleClass of licenceHours on typeHours total
Pilot-in-CommandForeign10.035
 
Injuries
 CrewPassengerGroundTotal
Fatal: 1NaN
Total:1NaNNaNNaN
 
 
 
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