Grob G109B motorglider, G-KNEK
The handling pilot was flying from the right seat, which was unusual for him, and meant that the control column and airbrake lever were in the opposite hands compared to when flying from the left seat. During a glide approach for a straight-in landing on Runway 06, with the airbrakes in, an undershoot began to develop. His unfamiliarity with flying from the right seat resulted in the pilot initially applying inappropriate control inputs, which increased the rate of descent. The aircraft touched down heavily on rising ground in the Runway 06 undershoot.
Grob G109B motorglider, G-KNEK 07-06.pdf (207.42 kb)
Date of occurrence: 29 April 2006