Aviation safety investigations & reports

Grob G103 Twin Astir 2, VH-FQI, Gawler SA, 20 February 1988

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Status: Completed
Investigation completed


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The pilot was conducting his first solo circuit and landing. Following the initial touchdown the aircraft ballooned twice, and the pilot was unable to maintain directional control after the final touchdown. The aircraft collided with another glider which was being prepared for launching. Immediately prior to this particular flight, the pilot had successfully completed a check flight with an instructor. It was considered likely that the aircraft had been affected by a crosswind component during the latter stages of the landing, and the pilot had been unable to react in sufficient time to avoid a collision with the parked glider.

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General details
Date: 20 February 1988   Investigation status: Completed  
Time: 1848    
Location: Gawler    
State: South Australia   Occurrence type: Hard landing  
Release date: 19 April 1988   Occurrence category: Accident  
Report status: Final   Highest injury level: Minor  

Aircraft details

Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer Grob - Burkhart Flugzeugbau  
Aircraft model G103  
Aircraft registration VH-FQI  
Serial number N/K  
Type of operation Gliding  
Damage to aircraft Substantial  
Departure point Gawler SA  
Departure time 1838  
Destination Gawler SA