During the recovery to Dunstable Downs Airfield (DDA) after conducting a successful aero-tow launch, the pilot of the tug aircraft, G-LGCC, became aware of a glider ahead of him at close range. The pilot bunted to pass underneath the glider but had insufficient time to avoid a collision. The top of G-LGCC’s fin struck the outboard leading edge of the glider’s right wing. Despite suffering major damage, both aircraft remained controllable and landed without further incident.
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Published 8 November 2018