Accident at STANLEY NS (CCW4)

Summary

2001-05-28: CGALN K7 with a student solo pilot returning for a landing in Stanley, bounced the aircraft on the runway from approximately 5-7 feet the first time and ground loop the aircraft on the second attempt. The aircraft came to a stop with the wingtip resting on the ground. Pilot exited the aircraft on his own although was taken to the hospital shortly after due to back pains. Instructor monitoring the solo stated the accident appeared as a class ""B"". TSB Case Closed
2001-05-30: TSB Update May 29, 2001. A01A0054: The student pilot was practising in a Schleicher KA-7 glider for an upcoming flight test. On final approach for landing the descent rate became excessive and on first contact with the runway the glider bounced approximately 5 to 7 feet in the air; the next contact resulted in a ground loop and came to rest 180 degrees opposite to the direction of landing. The pilot was transported to hospital. The aircraft sustained damage to one wing, the canopy and some steel tubing in the fuselage.
2001-07-10: General Aviation Update July 10, 2001. The pilot had flown earlier in the day and the wind conditions at the time of the accident were decreasing with fewer gusts. The launch and flight were normal until the glider was on final when at that time the flight was a little high. Pilot attempted to land in the normal touchdown area and lowered the nose which caused the glider to bounce on contact with the runway. Pilot did not close the spoilers/divebrakes and the glider hit the runway with more force and control was lost. The Club determined that all primary controls and spoiler/divebrakes were normal after the accident.
2001-05-31: Update May 31, 2001. Amend aircraft information to reflect no engine.

Details


CADORS Number 2001A0308
Occurrence Type Accident
Reported By NAV CANADA
Occurred At 2001-05-26 - 18:36
Day or Night? Day-time
Fatalities 0
Injuries 1
Aerodrome ID CCW4
Aerodrome Name STANLEY NS (CCW4)
Geographic Location Nova Scotia, Canada, North America, Atlantic Region, STANLEY NS (CCW4)
TSB Occurrence Number A01A0054
TSB Class of Investigation Class 5
AOR Number 15446
Reported By NAV CANADA
Categories Loss of control - ground
Events



Aircraft Details (1 aircraft)

Type Glider
 Silhouette image of Glider
Canadian Registration GALN | Flightaware (Registration) | Flightaware (Tracking) | AvHerald
Foreign Registration
Country of Registration Canada
Occurrence Type Accident
Owner BLUENOSE SOARING CLUB
Operator Private
Make SCHLEICHER
Model K 7
Year Built 1960
Engine Type
Engine Make
Engine Model
Gear Type Land
Private No
Amateur Built No
Flight Number
Flight Rule
CARS Subpart
Phase of Flight Landing
Damage Unknown
Fatalities 0
Injuries 1
Events Nose over,Loss of control - on ground

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