Runway excursion, near Defford, Worcestershire, 13 November 2014.
After a short flight from Coventry to the airstrip at Croft Farm, the pilot landed on Runway 28 but touched down just before the halfway point of the 570 m long grass strip. He reported that the grass was wet, which significantly reduced the effectiveness of the aircraft’s brakes, such that he was unable to stop in the remaining distance available. In order to avoid hitting the trees and ditch located at the end of the runway, the pilot steered the aircraft to the left into an adjacent field damaging the wingtip and the propeller in the process.
Published: 12 February 2015
Date of occurrence: 13 November 2014