AAIB investigation to Jodel DR1050 Ambassadeur, G-BKDX

Runway excursion and ground loop after landing, Netherthorpe Airfield, Nottinghamshire, 13 November 2016.


After a normal landing on grass Runway 24, the aircraft veered left and departed the runway surface. The left main landing gear entered an area of soft ground and the aircraft ground-looped to the left through 180°. During the ground loop, the landing gear collapsed.

The surface wind at Netherthorpe was not reported but Doncaster Sheffield Airport, 12 nm to the north-east, reported the surface wind at the time as being from 220° at 5 kt. The pilot considered that a possible gust of wind, with a slight tailwind component, may have been a factor in the accident.

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Jodel DR1050 Ambassadeur, G-BKDX 03-17

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Published 13 April 2017