Please see below a list of recent MRFI’s reported –  Click here to report new incident

REF DATE TYPE PHASE INCIDENT SUMMARY FOR REPORT
19/035 01-Dec LS8 LDG Date: 1/12/19
Aircraft Type and Number: LS8
Type of Incident: Aircraft (Ground)
Description of Incident: Visiting glider from Lasham landed wheels up causing significant damage to the glider depositing FOD on landing area. Ground crew quickly removed FOD. Pilot forgot to put gear down on pre-landing checks. Glider was required to be removed on trailer back to Lasham due to severe undercarriage damage. Glider initially moved as far east on the landing area as possible, location not ideal.
Safety officer noted: a visiting glider suffred a deflated main wheel tyre at some point during transit to the ridge, flying most of the day and then landing at Parham. Glider recovered with difficulty on soft ground.
19/036 01-Dec Shark 304FES LDG Date: 1st December 2019
Aircraft Type and Number: Shark 304 fes
Type of Incident: Aircraft (Ground)
Description of Incident: Hi Paul,
I had an under carriage collapse on landing yesterday. One of the doors became detached but no real damage. Entirely my fault, I did the downwind checks ….” undercarriage down and checked””… but obviously failed to notice that the lever was properly secured.
Graham
Under carriage collapse on landing resulting in one of the doors became detached. No other damage.
Reporter noted: Entirely my fault, I did the downwind checks ….” undercarriage down and checked””… but obviously failed to notice that the lever was properly secured.
Next time will DO IT as well as saying it!
19/037 01-Dec ASW29 CONFLICT Date: 1st December 2019
Aircraft Type and Number: ASW29 KRJ
Type of Incident: Aircraft (Flight)
Description of Incident: dont know if anyone will MRFI this but I was talking to Owen yesterday about his flight, and he said that John Marshall (a winter member from Dunstable) in ASW29 KRJ overtook him on the wrong side when ridge soaring.
Duncan was there and went over for a chat, and it turned out the bloke was not aware you should only overtake on the hill side.
At the briefing Nick B emphasised that point.  Not sure but I dont remember seeing John M at the briefing.
A club member reported that a visiting glider (flown by a club winter member) overtook him on the wrong side when ridge soaring.
The CFI spoke to the pilot who was unaware that  gliders should only overtake on the hill side, despite being a regulr visitor for some time.

CFI noted: The pilot is a winter member. The club will clarify rules of supervision / card system for such members, and also for visitors.

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