Glasair Crash - Wings Park - 1 May 2019

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Glasair Crash - Wings Park - 1 May 2019

Unread post by Roger » Thu May 02, 2019 8:05 am

Heard that Glasair ZU-DVO crashed at wings park yesterday Morning. Injuries to both pilot and pax such as fractured foot, dislocated hip, serious facial damage and some burns. So pretty bashed up, but alive.
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Re: Lancair Crash - Wings Park - 1 May 2019

Unread post by 87Juliet » Thu May 02, 2019 8:11 am

Is DVO not a Glasair?
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Unread post by jimdavis » Thu May 02, 2019 8:16 am

WWWW? What Was Wind & Weather?

And did it crash on the runway? Landing or takeoff?

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Re: Lancair Crash - Wings Park - 1 May 2019

Unread post by TFD » Thu May 02, 2019 8:21 am

jimdavis wrote:
Thu May 02, 2019 8:16 am
WWWW? What Was Wind & Weather?

And did it crash on the runway? Landing or takeoff?

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Re: Lancair Crash - Wings Park - 1 May 2019

Unread post by Roger » Thu May 02, 2019 8:22 am

87Juliet wrote:
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Is DVO not a Glasair?
Correct, it is a Glasair II FT-S. Amended the topic. :oops:
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Re: Glasair Crash - Wings Park - 1 May 2019

Unread post by Roger » Thu May 02, 2019 8:27 am

It was recently listed on the classifieds: viewtopic.php?f=2&t=205719
Can confirm it was not the advertiser in the accident.
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Re: Glasair Crash - Wings Park - 1 May 2019

Unread post by Slipstream 1 » Thu May 02, 2019 9:30 am

Hi All,

To avoid speculation on this topic, ZU-DVO was involved in an accident which has resulted in both occupants receiving medical care, and the aircraft with serious damage.
There doesnt seem to be any mechanical failure and the weather was fair.

Directional control during the take off roll may have contributed to the aircraft veering off the runway.

Accidents do happen and we are very glad our two friends are alive to fly another day.


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Re: Glasair Crash - Wings Park - 1 May 2019

Unread post by jimdavis » Thu May 02, 2019 9:42 am

Thanks so much Mitchell - that answers most of the questions that immediately spring to mind after any accident.

I wish the crew a speedy recovery, both mental and physical. That sort of thing takes a serious mental toll!

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Re: Glasair Crash - Wings Park - 1 May 2019

Unread post by Roger » Thu May 02, 2019 10:45 am

Looks like the whole engine tore away with the front section.
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Re: Glasair Crash - Wings Park - 1 May 2019

Unread post by MilesvdM » Thu May 02, 2019 11:09 am

Wow, that's a serious accident. So glad the occupants survived.
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Re: Glasair Crash - Wings Park - 1 May 2019

Unread post by Volo » Thu May 02, 2019 11:19 am

Design looks a bit crappy to me - no evidence of any descent longeron to carry and transfer loads in the fuselage structure - good ventilation for your toes though !!
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Re: Glasair Crash - Wings Park - 1 May 2019

Unread post by GeraldNagel » Thu May 02, 2019 11:27 am

A few dabs of 5 minute epoxy and it should fly again. Get well soon chaps.
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Re: Glasair Crash - Wings Park - 1 May 2019

Unread post by Fanie Bezuidenhout » Thu May 02, 2019 11:39 am

Aaaaa not nice, speedy recovery gents

Apologies if it sound heartless, I would want to get in touch with the owner, I will be able to use some of the fuselage on my project if it can not be repaired.
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Re: Glasair Crash - Wings Park - 1 May 2019

Unread post by Thomas » Thu May 02, 2019 12:18 pm

Wow that seriously looks scary to see a fuselage just split apart so cleanly. As Volo mentioned where is the longitudinal strength? No longitudinal carbon fibre reinforcement? What if that came apart in severe turbulance? Would this mean the layout of the fibreglass was not done correctly?
I am not a specialist in fibreglass or strength of materials but this is worrying? Perhaps someone in the know could shed some light?
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Re: Glasair Crash - Wings Park - 1 May 2019

Unread post by bobthebuilder » Thu May 02, 2019 12:50 pm

Wishing the pilot and pax a speedy recovery.

I see the sale has been withdrawn. Guess the insurance company owns it now. Sale concluded.

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