Aviation safety investigations & reports

Schleicher Glider KA6 CR, VH-GUP, near Leeton NSW, 4 January 1982

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Status: Completed
Investigation completed


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The pilot was a member of the RAAF Richmond Gliding Club and was attending a camp, held annually by the club at various locations in western New South Wales, to gain experience at cross-country gliding.

Examination found no evidence of mechanical defect or malfunction which might have contributed to the accident. There was no evidence of pilot incapacitation.

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General details
Date: 04 January 1982   Investigation status: Completed  
Time: 1350 ESuT    
Location: 6 km north of Leeton    
State: New South Wales   Occurrence type: Loss of control  
Release date: 19 July 1983   Occurrence category: Operational  
Report status: Final   Highest injury level: Fatal  
Last update 13 May 2014