Accident Brief, Occurrence # 18/7211

Occurrence No 18/7211 Nature of Flight Private other
Aircraft Model Rans S-7 Courier Pilot License Private Pilot Licence (Aeroplane)
Date and Time 30 Sep 18 at 11:30 Pilot Age 69
Location Taieri Flying Hours (Total) 421
POB 2 Flying Hours (on Type) 228
Injuries (Fatal) 0 Last 90 Days 3
Injuries (Serious) 0 TAIC Ref
Injuries (Minor) 0 Publishing Ref
Damage Date Published


The pilot decided to execute a glide approach for practice. They started the manoeuvre from a poor position and they did not account for having two people on board. As a consequence, they mishandled the aircraft and stalled prematurely which caused a heavy landing. During the accident the undercarriage was bent and the wooden propeller destroyed. The pilot did not ring the 24/7 accident phone number (0508 ACCIDENT) to report the accident and therefore failed to comply with their accident reporting obligations under Part 12 Accidents, Incidents and Statistics. This is an important reminder that Part 12 applies to all pilots of all aircraft.