Aviation safety investigations & reports

Astir CS 77, VH-IKH, 1 km S Waikerie SA, 28 January 1990

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Status: Completed
Investigation completed


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The pilot reported losing thermal activity during the return leg of a cross-country task. On descending to 2000 feet above ground level, she elected to carry out an outlanding and selected a field. The pilot reported experiencing difficulty on maintaining wings level on final approach. The glider apparently struck the ground with the left wingtip during the attempted landing and spun through 180 degrees, sustaining substantial damage. A site inspection of the ground marks and wreckage trail by the club Chief Flying Instructor indicated that the landing had apparently been carried out downwind.

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General details
Date: 28 January 1990   Investigation status: Completed  
Time: 1717    
Location: 1 km S Waikerie    
State: South Australia   Occurrence type: Loss of control  
Release date: 28 February 1990   Occurrence category: Accident  
Report status: Final   Highest injury level: None  

Aircraft details

Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer Grob - Burkhart Flugzeugbau  
Aircraft model G102  
Aircraft registration VH-IKH  
Serial number N/K  
Type of operation Gliding  
Damage to aircraft Substantial  
Departure point Waikerie SA  
Departure time N/K  
Destination Waikerie SA