Accident Rolladen-Schneider LS1-f ZK-GIX, Wednesday 12 January 2005
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Date:Wednesday 12 January 2005
Time:16:00 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic ls1 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Rolladen-Schneider LS1-f
Registration: ZK-GIX
MSN: 270
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:Omarama, Canterbury -   New Zealand
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Wardell Airfield
Destination airport:Wardell Airfield
Investigating agency: CAA NZ
Confidence Rating: Information verified through data from accident investigation authorities
The pilot was on a private flight in the company of another glider, operating in the locality of Omarama. The conditions of the day indicated that the pilot would be making use of thermals and some ridge soaring. The glider had struck the ridge, close tothe summit, in an approximately straight and level attitude. The wreckage of the glider was sighted within minutes of the accident, by the accompanying glider. The first people to arrive at the accident scene found the pilot had been killed during the impact.

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


Revision history:

04-Nov-2008 10:35 ASN archive Added
09-Nov-2013 12:52 Alpine Flight Updated [Time, Cn, Operator, Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source]
04-Feb-2022 17:02 Ron Averes Updated [Location]

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