Accident at STANLEY NS (CCW4)
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.
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Aircraft Details (1 aircraft)
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