AAIB investigation to Jodel D120A Paris-Nice, G-BYBE

Ground loop on landing, MOD St Athan, South Wales, 13 May 2017.


The aircraft landed on Runway 25 and, approximately 100 m after touchdown, began to veer to the left. The pilot applied a “dab” of right brake and then rudder but to no effect. The aircraft then ground looped, causing the right landing gear to collapse. The reported wind was 240° at 9 kt.

Both occupants, who were wearing lap and diagonal harnesses, escaped uninjured.

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Jodel D120A Paris-Nice, G-BYBE 09-17

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Published 14 September 2017