Aviation safety investigations & reports

LET Blanik L13, VH-GIK, Monarto SA, 9 December 1984

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Status: Completed
Investigation completed


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It was reported that the flight proceeded normally until during the flare. The glider was lined up with the strip, but during the hold-off it drifted to the right and touched down on the edge of the marked, 50 metre wide strip. The landing roll continued off the runway and the starboard wing struck a tree 20 metres from the edge of the strip. The landing was conducted in 4 to 8 knot crosswind conditions. During the hold-off the student pilot applied excessive rudder when aligning the aircraft with the strip prior to touchdown.

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General details
Date: 09 December 1984   Investigation status: Completed  
Time: 1355    
Location: Monarto    
State: South Australia   Occurrence type: Loss of control  
Release date: 03 May 1985   Occurrence category: Accident  
Report status: Final   Highest injury level: None  

Aircraft details

Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer Let National Corporation  
Aircraft model Blanik  
Aircraft registration VH-GIK  
Type of operation Gliding  
Damage to aircraft Substantial  
Departure point Monarto SA  
Departure time 1355  
Destination Monarto SA  
Last update 13 May 2014