AAIB investigation to Ikarus C42 FB100, G-CFIT
Landing overrun, Clench Common Airfield, Wiltshire, 23 March 2016
The pilot reported that during his approach to Runway 08 the aircraft was faster than he intended. The aircraft landed long on the slightly down-sloping, damp grass surface and the pilot recognised that it was unlikely to stop on the runway. However, he decided that there was insufficient space to take off again and safely clear trees located in the next field. The pilot was unable to stop the aircraft before it overran the runway onto a ploughed area, during which the nose landing gear collapsed.
CAA Safety Sense Leaflet 12 titled ‘Strip Flying’ offers advice for operating from unlicensed aerodromes and private strips.
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Published: 11 August 2016
Date of occurrence: 23 March 2016