Aviation safety investigations & reports

Libelle H201, VH-GYN, 5km North of Bordertown SA, 22 November 1986

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Status: Completed
Investigation completed


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The pilot was competing in a cross country gliding competition when it became apparent to him that an outlanding would be necessary. He then positioned the glider to carry out a circuit for a landing in a paddock. After turning the aircraft onto final approach and deploying full airbrake, the pilot noticed that the indicated airspeed had greatly reduced. He then attempted to close the airbrake but the nose of the aircraft dropped and struck the ground. The aircraft bounced on impact and came to rest 17 metres beyond the initial point of impact.

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General details
Date: 22 November 1986   Investigation status: Completed  
Time: N/K    
Location: 5km North of Bordertown    
State: South Australia   Occurrence type: Hard landing  
Release date: 23 June 1987   Occurrence category: Accident  
Report status: Final   Highest injury level: None  

Aircraft details

Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer Glasflugel  
Aircraft model 201  
Aircraft registration VH-GYN  
Type of operation Gliding  
Damage to aircraft Substantial  
Departure point Bordertown SA  
Departure time N/K  
Destination Bordertown SA