Aviation safety investigations & reports

Glasflugel Libelle, VH-GCS, 25 km SW of Toowoomba QLD, 21 February 1988

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Status: Completed
Investigation completed


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The pilot was undertaking a cross country training flight and was forced to make an outlanding. On late final for a ploughed paddock it became apparent that the area was inundated with rocks up to 200 mm in diameter. During the landing roll extensive damage was caused to the undercarriage frame and doors and to the wheel and tyre. Witnesses indicated that more suitable landing areas were available to the pilot. This accident was not the subject of an on-site investigation.

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General details
Date: 21 February 1988   Investigation status: Completed  
Time: 1345 approx.    
Location: 25 km SW of Toowoomba    
State: Queensland    
Release date: 22 February 1989   Occurrence category: Accident  
Report status: Final   Highest injury level: None  

Aircraft details

Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer Glasflugel  
Aircraft model 201  
Aircraft registration VH-GCS  
Serial number Not established  
Type of operation Gliding  
Damage to aircraft Substantial  
Departure point Warwick QLD  
Departure time N/K  
Destination Warwick QLD