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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 Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
State: Queensland Occurrence type: Hard landing 
Release date: 03 December 1987 Occurrence class: Operational 
Report status: Final Occurrence category: Accident 
 Highest injury level: None 
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
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