A funny story from the Argentinean Pampa a few days ago! A not properly latched canopy of a certain Jantar flew off the glider at about 200m AGL including a perfectly working Oudie.
They launched a search and rescue operation to recover the precious items falling from the sky and they were very surprised to find the Oudie unscratched and even the canopy in one piece! The field was growing Soya which took care of a soft landing. The Oudie was still running when they found it 🙂
On the picture from the left: Osvaldo, who found the Canopy, Carlos, who found the Oudie and Blas, the owner