Left wing struck windsock pole during taxiing, Stow Maries Airfield, Essex, 23 September 2016.
On taxiing to the parking area from Runway 20, the pilot’s attention was diverted towards a replica SE5a ahead of him, and so failed to notice the windsock pole, marked with a traffic cone (which he had seen), to the left. The left wing of the aircraft struck the pole causing the aircraft to veer to the left before coming to a stop.
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Published: 8 December 2016
Date of occurrence: 23 September 2016