AAIB investigation to Jodel DR1050 Ambassadeur, G-BKDX
- Air Accidents Investigation Branch
- 13 April 2017
- Date of occurrence:
- 13 November 2016
- Aircraft category:
- General aviation - fixed wing
- Report type:
- Bulletin - Correspondence investigation
- Aircraft type:
- Jodel DR1050 Ambassadeur
- Netherthorpe Airfield, Nottinghamshire
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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Published: 13 April 2017
Date of occurrence: 13 November 2016