Aviation safety investigations & reports

Bergfalke Mk 4, VH-GZM, Lochiel SA, 26 December 1988

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Status: Completed
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The instructor reported that he was conducting circuits and landings with a student. Several circuits had been completed satisfactorily but on this particular occasion the student delayed making the flare for landing. The instructor was unable to prevent a heavy touchdown which fractured the main skid.

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General details
Date: 26 December 1988   Investigation status: Completed  
Time: 1900    
Location: Lochiel    
State: South Australia   Occurrence type: Hard landing  
Release date: 17 April 1989   Occurrence category: Accident  
Report status: Final   Highest injury level: None  

Aircraft details

Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer Scheibe Flugzeugbau GmbH  
Aircraft model Bergfalke  
Aircraft registration VH-GZM  
Serial number N/K  
Type of operation Gliding  
Damage to aircraft Substantial  
Departure point Lochiel SA  
Departure time N/K  
Destination Lochiel SA