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After establishing the aircraft on final approach the pilot reported that he increased the airspeed and deployed full airbrake to practise the actions required to correct a gross overshoot situation. A high rate of descent was established but the pilot misjudged the landing flare and the aircraft landed heavily collapsing the mainwheel and cracking the fuselage.

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General details
Date: 26 April 1986 Investigation status: Completed 
Time: 1406  
Location:Beverley Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
State: Western Australia Occurrence type: Hard landing 
Release date: 12 June 1986 Occurrence class: Operational 
Report status: Final Occurrence category: Accident 
 Highest injury level: None 
Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer: Schempp-Hirth Flugzeugbau GmbH 
Aircraft model: Cirrus 
Aircraft registration: VH-GXE 
Type of operation: Gliding 
Damage to aircraft: Substantial 
Departure point:Beverley WA
Departure time:1346
Destination:Beverley WA
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Last update 13 May 2014