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Collision on ground involving a Grob - Burkhart Flugzeugbau Twin Astir, VH-IKU and Piper Aircraft Corp PA-25-235, VH-WGC, Waikerie, SA on 13 January 1993

Investigation number:
199300054
Status: Completed
Investigation completed

Summary

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The tug aircraft, VH-WGC, was holding to the left of the threshold of the strip while a knot was being cleared in the tow rope attached to a glider to be launched. Another glider, VH-IKU, was engaged on solo circuits and was to land to the right of VH-WGC. VH-IKU bounced on landing and began to swing to the left. In an attempt to correct the swing, the pilot mistakenly applied left rudder and the glider struck the tail of the tug. The occupants of all aircraft escaped without injury.
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General details
Date: 13 January 1993   Investigation status: Completed  
Time: 18:15 CSuT    
State: South Australia    
Release date: 24 March 1994   Occurrence category: Accident  
Report status: Final    

Aircraft 1 details

Aircraft 1 details
Aircraft manufacturer Grob - Burkhart Flugzeugbau  
Aircraft model Twin Astir  
Aircraft registration VH-IKU  
Sector Other  
Damage to aircraft Substantial  
Departure point Waikerie SA  
Destination Waikerie SA  

Aircraft 2 details

Aircraft 2 details
Aircraft manufacturer Piper Aircraft Corp  
Aircraft model PA-25-235  
Aircraft registration VH-WGC  
Sector Piston  
Damage to aircraft Substantial  
Departure point Waikerie SA  
Destination Waikerie SA