Two Gliders Crash in New South Wales

Monday, April 29, 2013
By George Hatcher

Two gliders, one of which was a Let L-13A1 Blaník, collided in New South Wales in a rural area in Carrick, near Goulburn. The incoming glider clipped the tail of the two-seater which nose-dived to the ground.

One 72-year-old pilot, a member of Southern Tablelands Gliding Club, landed his glider safely.

The fifty year old pilot of the other glider died on impact with the ground. His 70 year-old passenger had to be extricated from the back seat of the aircraft. He sustained major injuries and was airlifted to Liverpool Hospital.

The accident occurred at 3.40pm on April 27, 2013.

Emergency services, including Ambulance, Police, Towrang RFS and Police Rescue responded.

The pilots were experienced. The ground crew including the winch operator and pilots of both gliders were on the same radio network but the club is “mystified” why the accident occurred.

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