Aviation safety investigations & reports

Grob Astir CS, VH-WVM, Bunyan (16 km North Cooma) NSW, 15 February 1986

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Status: Completed
Investigation completed


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The pilot was making a landing approach and intended to touch down at the threshold of the strip. The strip had recently been mown and its edges were clearly defined, however it was surrounded by long grass. Touchdown occurred short of the threshold, the left wing entered the long grass and the glider ground looped. There was no operational reason for the pilot to attempt to land at the threshold of the strip. The grass surrounding the strip was higher than the pilot anticipated.

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General details
Date: 15 February 1986   Investigation status: Completed  
Time: 1502    
Location: Bunyan (16 km North Cooma)    
State: New South Wales    
Release date: 01 August 1986   Occurrence category: Accident  
Report status: Final   Highest injury level: None  

Aircraft details

Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer Grob - Burkhart Flugzeugbau  
Aircraft model G102  
Aircraft registration VH-WVM  
Type of operation Gliding  
Damage to aircraft Substantial  
Departure point Bunyan NSW  
Departure time 1450  
Destination Bunyan NSW