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.
Released in accordance with section 25 of the Transport Safety Investigation Act 2003.
|Date:||01 September 2008||Investigation status:||Completed|
|Time:||1006 EST||Investigation level:||Systemic - click for an explanation of investigation levels|
|Location:||Watts Bridge Memorial Airfield|
|State:||Queensland||Occurrence type:||Collision with terrain|
|Release date:||14 November 2008||Occurrence category:||Accident|
|Report status:||Final||Highest injury level:||Fatal|
|Aircraft manufacturer||Scheibe Flugzeugbau GmbH|
|Type of operation||Gliding|
|Damage to aircraft||Destroyed|
|Destination||Watts Bridge airfield|