Aviation safety investigations & reports

Nimbus 2C, VH-GAW, Forbes NSW, 2 January 1989

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Status: Completed
Investigation completed


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It was reported that shortly after the takeoff roll had been commenced the left wing contacted the ground. The glider groundlooped and skidded off the runway. Visibility had been reduced at the time of the accident by dust generated by the tug aircraft.

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General details
Date: 02 January 1989   Investigation status: Completed  
Time: 1410    
Location: Forbes    
State: New South Wales   Occurrence type: Ground strike  
Release date: 12 January 1989   Occurrence category: Accident  
Report status: Final   Highest injury level: None  

Aircraft details

Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer Schempp-Hirth Flugzeugbau GmbH  
Aircraft model Nimbus  
Aircraft registration VH-GAW  
Serial number N/K  
Type of operation Gliding  
Damage to aircraft Substantial  
Departure point Forbes NSW  
Departure time N/A  
Destination Forbes NSW