AAIB investigation to Cyclone AX2000, G-CBGS

Runway excursion, Longside Airfield, Peterhead, Aberdeenshire, 9 October 2016.


The student pilot was carrying out his first solo flight. The weather conditions were suitable, with a calm wind and good visibility. The circuit and approach were uneventful but, during the landing, the aircraft yawed to the left just before touchdown and the pilot did not correct quickly enough. The main wheels contacted the surface but, with the aircraft now running towards the edge of the runway, he decided to go-around. The aircraft started to lift off but the wheels caught the longer grass next to the runway and it tipped over, coming to rest inverted. The pilot, who was wearing a four-point harness, was able to exit through his side door without external assistance. He was uninjured but the aircraft was substantially damaged.

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Published 9 March 2017