- Air Accidents Investigation Branch
- 9 March 2017
- Date of occurrence:
- 23 July 2016
- Aircraft category:
- Sport aviation and balloons
- Report type:
- Bulletin - Correspondence investigation
- Aircraft type:
- Gemini Flash IIA
- Private Airstrip, Mitton, Penkridge, Staffordshire
Wingtip contacted ground during landing roll, Private Airstrip, Mitton, Penkridge, Staffordshire, 23 July 2016.
The pilot reported that, whilst landing from a local flight, a gust of wind caught the wing and he was unable to prevent a wingtip from contacting the ground. Although the aircraft was travelling slowly (approximately 15 mph), the ground contact caused the aircraft to “spin around” the wingtip. The weather was good and the wind was light, but variable and gusty.
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Published: 9 March 2017
Date of occurrence: 23 July 2016