- Air Accidents Investigation Branch
- 10 August 2017
- Date of occurrence:
- 7 May 2017
- Aircraft category:
- General aviation - fixed wing
- Report type:
- Bulletin - Correspondence investigation
- Aircraft type:
- Aerotechnik EV-97 Eurostar SI
- Brown Shutters Farm Airfield, Somerset
Stalled during flare, Brown Shutters Farm Airfield, Somerset, 7 May 2017.
On finals, about 10 ft above the runway, the pilot stated that he flared “too sharply and too high” resulting in the aircraft stalling, right wing down, onto the upward slope of Runway 33 about 20 m short of the displaced threshold. The right undercarriage strut collapsed causing the aircraft to veer right onto the softer ground to the side of the grass runway. The nosewheel strut then collapsed; the propeller blades contacted the ground, sheared off and the engine stopped. The pilot and passenger exited the aircraft uninjured.
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Published: 10 August 2017
Date of occurrence: 7 May 2017