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On 1 September 2008, a Scheibe Flugzeugbau SF-25C Motor Falke glider collided with terrain at Watts Bridge Memorial Airfield, Queensland. The pilot and passenger were fatally injured.

Representatives of the Gliding Federation of Australia (GFA) requested the assistance of the Australian Transport Safety Bureau in the technical examination of some parts of a safety harness recovered from the accident site. To protect the information supplied by the GFA and the investigative work undertaken to assist the GFA, the ATSB initiated an investigation under the Transport Safety Investigation Act 2003.

A written report detailing the analysis was provided to the GFA in November 2008.

 

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Released in accordance with section 25 of the Transport Safety Investigation Act 2003.

 
General details
Date: 01 September 2008 Investigation status: Completed 
Time: 1006 EST Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
Location   (show map):Watts Bridge Memorial Airfield Occurrence type:Collision with terrain 
State: Queensland Occurrence class: Operational 
Release date: 14 November 2008 Occurrence category: Accident 
Report status: Final Highest injury level: Fatal 
 
Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer: Scheibe Flugzeugbau GmbH 
Aircraft model: SF-25 
Aircraft registration: VH-KPK 
Serial number: 44182 
Type of operation: Gliding 
Damage to aircraft: Destroyed 
Destination:Watts Bridge airfield
 
Injuries
 CrewPassengerGroundTotal
Fatal: 1102
Total:1102
 
 
 
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