AAIB investigation to Aerotechnik EV-97 Eurostar SI, G-CHMW

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