Aviation safety investigations & reports

Collision with terrain involving a Grob - Burkhart Flugzeugbau G-115, VH-TGY, Parafield, Aerodrome, SA on 3 December 1997

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Status: Completed
Investigation completed


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The pilot of a Grob 115 aircraft was conducting solo circuits from runway 21L at Parafield. The pilot reported difficulty in maintaining directional control of the aircraft during the first landing flare and attempted to go around. However, the aircraft crash landed to the left of the runway and was substantially damaged. The pilot, who was uninjured, vacated the aircraft without assistance.
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General details
Date: 03 December 1997   Investigation status: Completed  
Time: 15:25 CSuT    
State: South Australia   Occurrence type: Collision with terrain  
Release date: 03 April 1998   Occurrence category: Accident  
Report status: Final    

Aircraft details

Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer Grob - Burkhart Flugzeugbau  
Aircraft model G-115  
Aircraft registration VH-TGY  
Sector Piston  
Damage to aircraft Substantial  
Departure point Parafield SA  
Destination Parafield SA