Aviation safety investigations & reports

Glasflugel Mosquito, VH-FQO, The Rock NSW, 9 January 1991

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Status: Completed
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The pilot was attempting an aerotow takeoff from a stubble covered paddock following an out-landing. During the ground roll, directional control was lost and the take off discontinued after the wing tips contacted patches of stubble. The rear fuselage fractured during an ensuing ground loop.

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General details
Date: 09 January 1991   Investigation status: Completed  
Time: 1920    
Location   (show map): The Rock    
State: New South Wales   Occurrence type: Loss of control  
Release date: 23 July 1991   Occurrence category: Accident  
Report status: Final   Highest injury level: None  

Aircraft details

Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer Glasflugel  
Aircraft model 303  
Aircraft registration VH-FQO  
Serial number N/K  
Type of operation Gliding  
Damage to aircraft Substantial  
Departure point The Rock NSW  
Departure time N/A  
Destination Benalla Vic  
Last update 13 May 2014