- Air Accidents Investigation Branch
- 10 September 2015
- Date of occurrence:
- 24 June 2015
- Aircraft category:
- General aviation - fixed wing
- Report type:
- Bulletin - Correspondence investigation
- Aircraft type:
- Grumman AA-5 Traveller
- Shobdon Aerodrome, Herefordshire
Undershot runway at Shobdon Aerodrome, 24 June 2015.
Whilst landing on Runway 27 at Shobdon the pilot became aware that the aircraft was too low and raised the nose and applied power. The pilot stated that the engine then spluttered and was slow to respond, with the result that the aircraft landed a few metres short of the tarmac threshold on a disused concrete surface, suffering damage. Photographs of the damage showed a scraped ventral strake, indicating an abnormally nose-high attitude, and considerable tip damage to a propeller blade, suggesting that the engine was developing a substantial amount of power.
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Published: 10 September 2015
Date of occurrence: 24 June 2015