Incident Standard primary Unreg, Sunday 24 January 1932
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Date:Sunday 24 January 1932
Type:Standard primary
Owner/operator:Wellington Gliding Club
Registration: Unreg
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Rongotai Aerodrome, Wellington 1 -   New Zealand
Phase: Take off
Departure airport:Rongotai
Destination airport:
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
The glider was being towed along the runway, with a man supporting either wing as the glider moved forward. When the glider began to lift, one man let go of his wing, the other did not. The glider turned and crashed into the runway.
The pilot escaped injury, the near-new glider was badly damaged.
Glider was a Standard primary glider, imported from Australia at the start of 1932. Australian builders are the Aircraft Manufacturing and Supply Co, Geelong.


1. Auckland Star, 25 January 1932.
2. Manawatu Standard, 25 January 1932.

Revision history:

15-Jul-2020 21:42 Ron Averes Added
28-Jan-2022 05:11 Ron Averes Updated [Aircraft type, Source, Narrative]
13-Feb-2022 01:33 Ron Averes Updated [Location]

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