Accident Brief, Occurrence # 14/5114

Occurrence No 14/5114 Nature of Flight PRIVATE OTHER
Aircraft Model Aeroprakt A-22LS Pilot License
Date and Time 02 Nov 14 at 13:20 Pilot Age 0
Location Pukekohe East Flying Hours (Total) 0
POB 2 Flying Hours (on Type) 0
Injuries (Fatal) 0 Last 90 Days 0
Injuries (Serious) 2 TAIC Ref
Injuries (Minor) 0 Publishing Ref Vector Sep/Oct 2015
Damage Destroyed Date Published


The pilot reported that he encountered windshear as he was about to land, and that resulted in a severe bounce. He applied full power to go around. By then, the aircraft was flying toward some trees, and that required the pilot to turn to maintain a safe flight path. It was during this turn the aircraft again encountered windshear that caused it to descend, strike the ground, and slide to a halt. The pilot has operated out of Pukekohe East for several years, and he was expecting slight windshear on the day, but the actual strength of the shear encountered was stronger than he expected.