Heavy landing at North Coates Airfield on 23 May 2015.
The aircraft was landing on Runway 05 at North Coates. The pilot described the approach and weather conditions, with a light crosswind from the right, as “satisfactory”. However, on touchdown the aircraft bounced and began to drift to the left, so he applied power to go around. The left wing then dropped and the aircraft struck the ground, causing damage to the landing gear, wingtips, propeller and engine mount.
The pilot believes he may have applied rudder in the wrong sense when trying to correct the drift and wing drop.
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Published: 13 August 2015
Date of occurrence: 23 May 2015