Aviation safety investigations & reports

Schleicher K7, VH-GQX, McCaffrey Field, Bowenville QLD, 26 September 1987

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Status: Completed
Investigation completed


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The instructor stated that after a normal flight and circuit approximately half air brake was set for the approach. Additionally during the approach further air brake was set, for a short period, to steepen the approach. When the instructor then checked the indicated airspeed he observed that it had reduced to less than 45 knots. He stated that he did not close the air brake in time to prevent a heavy landing. This accident was not the subject of an on-site investigation.

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General details
Date: 26 September 1987   Investigation status: Completed  
Time: 1600    
Location: McCaffrey Field, Bowenville    
State: Queensland   Occurrence type: Hard landing  
Release date: 03 December 1987   Occurrence category: Accident  
Report status: Final   Highest injury level: None  

Aircraft details

Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer Alexander Schleicher Segelflugzeugbau  
Aircraft model K7  
Aircraft registration VH-GQX  
Serial number 7241  
Type of operation Gliding  
Damage to aircraft Substantial  
Departure point McCaffrey Field QLD  
Departure time N/K  
Destination McCaffrey Field QLD