Aviation safety investigations & reports

Runway excursion involving a Grob - Burkhart Flugzeugbau G-115, VH-TGU, Bankstown, NSW on 4 May 1993

Investigation number:
Status: Completed
Investigation completed


The student pilot stated that during a flapless touch and go landing he thought there would be insufficient runway remaining to become airborne, and rejected the takeoff. Realising that he would be unable to bring the aircraft to a stop before the end of the runway, he steered it off the end of runway 11, to the right, towards taxiway Lima. During this excursion the right wing struck a runway sign post. However, the pilot did not notice the collision, and then proceeded with a further series of circuits and landings. The damaged wing was noticed at the conclusion of the flight.
General details
Date: 04 May 1993   Investigation status: Completed  
Time: 8:30 EST    
State: New South Wales   Occurrence type: Runway excursion  
Release date: 19 June 1994   Occurrence category: Accident  
Report status: Final    

Aircraft details

Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer Grob - Burkhart Flugzeugbau  
Aircraft model G-115  
Aircraft registration VH-TGU  
Sector Piston  
Damage to aircraft Substantial  
Departure point Bankstown NSW  
Destination Bankstown NSW