Aviation safety investigations & reports

Gemini Thruster, 25-0044, Anakie VIC, 18 March 1989

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Status: Completed
Investigation completed


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Weather conditions were fine with a five knot wind directly down the runway. The student had previously flown gliders and had recently been introduced to ultralight flying. As his last flight had been some six weeks ago a period of dual was being conducted with an instructor. On the third landing the aircraft bounced on touch down and veered left. The student applied power for go around but overcorrected and the aircraft then veered to the right. Concerned that the aircraft would not clear trees ahead the instructor intervened to land the aircraft. A ground loop followed and the aircraft sustained damage as a result. The accident was not the subject of an on scene investigation.

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General details
Date: 18 March 1989   Investigation status: Completed  
Time: 1215    
Location: Anakie    
State: Victoria   Occurrence type: Hard landing  
Release date: 12 May 1989   Occurrence category: Accident  
Report status: Final   Highest injury level: None  

Aircraft details

Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer Thruster Aircraft (Australia) Pty Ltd  
Aircraft model Gemini  
Aircraft registration 25-0044  
Serial number N/A  
Type of operation Sports Aviation  
Damage to aircraft Substantial  
Departure point Anakie VIC  
Departure time 1155  
Destination Anakie VIC