Mid-air collision Accident Schempp-Hirth Ventus 2cxT VH-IKB, Saturday 14 January 2017
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Date:Saturday 14 January 2017
Type:Silhouette image of generic VENT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Schempp-Hirth Ventus 2cxT
Registration: VH-IKB
MSN: 129
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:Yerong Creek, NSW -   Australia
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Benalla Airport, VIC (BLN/YBLA)
Destination airport:Benalla Airport, VIC (BLN/YBLA)
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
Mid-air collision between a Schempp-Hirth Ventus 2cxT (VH-IKB) and a Schempp-Hirth Ventus 2ax (D-9222) during a task at the 34th FAI World Gliding Championship in the 15m class in Benalla, Australia. Both pilots, an Australian and a German, bailed out and landed minor injured. Both gliders sustained heavy damages.



Revision history:

14-Jan-2017 08:28 Alpine Flight Added
14-Jan-2017 08:39 Alpine Flight Updated [Registration, Cn, Source, Narrative]
14-Jan-2017 10:40 Pineapple Updated [Location]
15-Jan-2017 11:28 Alpine Flight Updated [Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Damage, Narrative]
09-Jun-2022 10:21 Ron Averes Updated [Location, Departure airport, Destination airport]

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