Aviation safety investigations & reports

Glasflugel 206 Hornet, VH-GMW, 3km NE of Walla Walla NSW, 1 January 1990

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Status: Completed
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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.

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General details
Date: 01 January 1990   Investigation status: Completed  
Time: 1630    
Location: 3km NE of Walla Walla    
State: New South Wales    
Release date: 19 July 1990   Occurrence category: Accident  
Report status: Final   Highest injury level: None  

Aircraft details

Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer Glasflugel  
Aircraft model 206  
Aircraft registration VH-GMW  
Serial number 15  
Type of operation Gliding  
Damage to aircraft Substantial  
Departure point Benalla VIC  
Departure time 1400  
Destination Benalla VIC