AAIB investigation to Cessna F172M Skyhawk, G-TRAX

Aircraft struck power lines during approach, Derby Airfield, 5 June 2014.


The aircraft struck power cables which ran across the approach path for Runway 28. The pilot reported a strong headwind and believed the aircraft had encountered wind shear which caused an uncontrollable descent into contact with the cables. The aircraft crashed on the runway, before the displaced threshold, still entangled with the wires.

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Cessna F172M Skyhawk G-TRAX 09-14.pdf (172.85 kb)

Published 10 December 2014