AAIB investigation to CZAW SportCruiser, G-OCRZ 13 April 2016
Damaged while landing on rough ground adjacent to the runway, Firs Farm, Newbury, Berkshire, 13 April 2016.
The pilot misidentified the runway and flew an approach to an adjacent, visually distinct but uncultivated strip of rough ground. He realised his mistake on touchdown, when the nose leg collapsed and the propeller struck the ground. The aircraft came to a halt nose-down and left wing low but the pilot vacated without difficulty.
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Published: 14 July 2016
Date of occurrence: 13 April 2016