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The ATSB is investigating a collision with terrain involving a Zaklad Remontow I Produkeji Spreztu Lotnicz MDM-1P FOX-P glider, registered VH-GPT, Lismore Airport, New South Wales on 29 July 2017.

While conducting an aerobatic display, the glider ran out of energy on the final manoeuvre and impacted the ground heavily. The pilot sustained serious injuries. Over the coming weeks, the ATSB will seek to interview the pilot, key personnel and witnesses; collect pilot records and photographic/video data; and obtain information relating to the preparation for and conduct of the flight. The ATSB will provide an update on its website outlining the factors of the accident within 30 days.

The ATSB are seeking witness reports and video recordings/photographs that might assist the investigation. Witnesses are requested to contact the ATSB on 1800 020 616 or email ATSBinfo@atsb.gov.au.


General details
Date: 29 July 2017 Investigation status: Active 
Time: 15:25 EST Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
Location   (show map):Lismore Airport Occurrence type:Collision with terrain 
State: New South Wales Occurrence class: Operational 
 Occurrence category: Accident 
Report status: Pending Highest injury level: Serious 
Expected completion: January 2018  
Aircraft details
Aircraft model: Zaklad Remontow I Produkeji Sprzetu, MDM-1P FOX-P 
Aircraft registration: VH-GPT 
Serial number: 232 
Operator: Eugenio John Zoanetti 
Type of operation: Gliding 
Damage to aircraft: Substantial 
Departure point:Lismore, NSW
Destination:Lismore, NSW
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Last update 01 August 2017