Accident Schempp-Hirth Janus VH-GWY,
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Date:Wednesday 20 April 2005
Type:Schempp-Hirth Janus
Registration: VH-GWY
MSN: 26
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:400 yard N of Gympie Airport, Gympie, QLD -   Australia
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Gympie, Queensland (GYP/YGYM)
Destination airport:Gympie, Queensland (GYP/YGYM)
Investigating agency: ATSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Crashed, just north of Gympie Airport, Gympie, Queensland, 20th April 2005, killing the passenger, but the pilot survived. Per the ATSB database: "Queensland Police advised the ATSB that a glider had impacted the ground 400 metres north of the runway. One occupant was fatally injured while the other received minor injuries"

According to a contemporary news report: "A Glider accident at Gympie has claimed the life of the passenger, after the pilot overshot the runway during a landing attempt and finished up impacting the ground about 400 metres past the northern end of the runway

The experienced glider instructor-pilot survived and was transferred to the Nambour Hospital with leg injuries.It's understood by the News Desk that the Passenger was the pilot's Sister-in-law."

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: ATSB
Report number: 
Status: Investigation completed
Download report: Final report


4. ATSB Reference Number M200502664


Schempp-Hirth Janus VH-GWY at Gympie, Queensland 30 May 2004

Revision history:

27-Sep-2008 01:00 ASN archive Added
02-May-2014 17:58 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Source, Embed code, Damage, Narrative]
02-May-2014 18:05 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Phase, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
02-May-2014 18:05 Dr. John Smith Updated [Embed code]
11-Oct-2016 11:53 Anon. Updated [Narrative]
09-Jun-2022 06:39 Ron Averes Updated [Location]

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