AAIB investigation to Ikarus C42 FB100 Bravo, G-OSPH

Loss of control whilst landing, Membury Airfield, Berkshire, 16 February 2018.


The student pilot was practising solo circuits with glide approaches to Runway 23 at Membury Airfield. Having completed three circuits successfully, the pilot reported that following a normal touchdown on the fourth circuit, a gust of wind caused the aircraft to become airborne again. The pilot over-corrected in pitch and the aircraft struck the runway on the nosewheel, causing a series of bounces. The pilot attempted to go around but the aircraft departed the runway to the left and struck trees adjacent to the runway. The pilot stated that an earlier decision to go around may have prevented the accident.

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Ikarus C42 FB100 Bravo, G-OSPH 05-18

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Published 10 May 2018