Investigation number
199001134
Occurrence date
Location
3km NE of Walla Walla
Report release date
Report status
Final
Investigation type
Occurrence Investigation
Investigation status
Completed
Occurrence category
Accident
Highest injury level
None

During a cross country flight the pilot became committed to an out-landing. A suitable paddock was selected, but the pilot subsequently misjudged the final approach. The aircraft touched down well into the paddock and the pilot initiated a ground loop in order to avoid a fence. The right wing dug into the ground, the fuselage lifted, and the nose struck the ground heavily.

Aircraft Details
Departure point
Benalla VIC
Destination
Benalla VIC
Model
206
Serial number
15
Registration
VH-GMW
Operation type
Gliding
Damage
Substantial
Manufacturer
Glasflugel
Departure time
1400