Accident: Glider-Centrair Pegase 101A, EI-162, Clonegal Co Wexford, 07 August 2006: Report No 2007-004

SYNOPSIS

The glider was taking part in a 50 km cross country Silver Distance attempt in good weather conditions. Gliding conditions deteriorated en-route forcing the pilot to land in a field. He overshot the field, clearing the far boundary fence but hit a tree on a subsequent fence.  The result was substantial damage to the starboard wing, wing root and port wingtip, with tail boom and tail assembly disrupted on ground impact.  The pilot was uninjured.  No injuries or damage to third party property resulted but the glider is probably damaged beyond economic repair.

 

Occurrence Date: 
Monday, 7 August, 2006
Report Date: 
Tuesday, 6 February, 2007
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