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The student pilot was being checked on the Motorfalke powered glider. At about 50 feet above ground level after takeoff, the instructor shut the engine down to simulate an engine failure. The student elected to land the glider straight ahead on the remaining runway, and the instructor being satisfied with the students initial actions directed his attention to stopping the propeller in the horizontal position. The student fully opened the spoilers and a high rate of descent was set up. The instructor took control of the glider but was unable to arrest the high rate of descent and a heavy landing resulted.

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General details
Date: 14 June 1986 Investigation status: Completed 
Time: 1630  
Location:Cunderdin Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
State: Western Australia  
Release date: 22 September 1986  
Report status: Final Occurrence category: Accident 
 Highest injury level: None 
Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer: Scheibe Flugzeugbau GmbH 
Aircraft model: SF-25 
Aircraft registration: VH-GXM 
Type of operation: Gliding 
Damage to aircraft: Substantial 
Departure point:Cunderdin WA
Departure time:1600
Destination:Cunderdin WA
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