Aviation safety investigations & reports

Pezetel Jantar Standard 2, VH-UKQ, 1 km North Gawler SA, 8 January 1986

Investigation number:
Status: Completed
Investigation completed


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The pilot was taking part in a gliding race. About 3 kilometres from the destination the pilot realised that he would not reach the aerodrome and that an outlanding would be necessary. He selected a small paddock with trees on the approach boundary, but sink was encountered and he found he was unable to clear these trees. The aircraft stalled either just before or coincident with colliding with the tree tops. The right wingtip then struck the ground 22 metres beyond the trees and the glider rotated through about 140 degrees to the right before the fuselage impacted heavily with the ground. The decision to outland was left too late.

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General details
Date: 08 January 1986   Investigation status: Completed  
Time: 1214    
Location: 1 km North Gawler    
State: South Australia    
Release date: 11 March 1986   Occurrence category: Accident  
Report status: Final   Highest injury level: Minor  

Aircraft details

Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer PZL - Bielsko  
Aircraft model SZD-48  
Aircraft registration VH-UKQ  
Type of operation Gliding  
Damage to aircraft Substantial  
Departure point Gawler SA  
Departure time 1214  
Destination Gawler SA