The pilot was preparing to land at Carlisle Lake District Airport following a flight from Cambridge. He completed an overhead join and was passed the information that the runway in use was Runway 19 and the wind was 220° at 15 kt. He continued the approach but saw an aircraft ahead of him on finals, so he extended the base leg. When established on finals, he called to that effect and was passed the wind information of 220º at 22 kt, gusting 36 kt.
The pilot stated that he decided to go around because of the wind, but the engine did not respond. He continued with the approach down to about 50 ft above the runway, when the engine suddenly “revved up”, but it was too late to prevent a very heavy landing on the nosewheel which badly damaged the aircraft. The pilot cited “loss of engine and weather” as the causes of the accident.
Cessna 182P Skylane, G-OJHC 09-16
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Published 8 September 2016