Final Report: Accident Alexander Schleicher ASW 17, (EI-GMB) Alexander Schleicher ASK 21, (EI-GLA) Kilrush Airfield, Co. Kildare 10 August 2018 Report – 2018-021

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Whilst landing at Kilrush Airfield (EIKH), Co. Kildare, a sailplane, EI-GMB, with one pilot on board, impacted the airfield boundary hedge on final approach to runway (RWY) 29. It subsequently impacted with a stationary sailplane, EI-GLA, which was positioned on the runway threshold awaiting tow. Both sailplanes were substantially damaged. The Pilot of EI-GMB was uninjured. A student positioned in the front seat of EI-GLA was also uninjured; however, an instructor pilot, who was preparing to board EI-GLA, sustained minor facial bruising as a result of evasive action taken to avoid the approaching sailplane.   
Occurrence Date: August 10, 2018
Report Date: December 28, 2018
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