Accident Schleicher K 8B ZK-GIM, Tuesday 5 January 1982
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Date:Tuesday 5 January 1982
Type:Silhouette image of generic ask8 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Schleicher K 8B
Owner/operator:Auckland Gliding Club
Registration: ZK-GIM
MSN: 8958
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:Kaimai Range -   New Zealand
Phase: En route
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Confidence Rating: Information verified through data from accident investigation authorities
pilot John Young. While ridge soaring the pilot descended to establish a low point before attempting a height gain. The glider was then flown to the downwind side of the ridge and the pilot was unable to prevent it from descending onto the ridge.


2. NZGK incident reports
3. AHSNZ, 1982, Newsletter 5.

Revision history:

22-May-2009 12:58 XLerate Added
13-Jul-2011 01:41 karaka Updated [Aircraft type, Cn, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Phase, Nature, Damage]
13-Jul-2011 04:45 karaka Updated [Source, Narrative]
13-Jul-2011 04:47 karaka Updated [Time]
22-Sep-2011 11:27 Uli Elch Updated [Aircraft type, Source]
28-Feb-2022 04:08 Ron Averes Updated [Source]

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