AAIB investigation to Mainair Blade, G-MZAZ

Heavy landing by student pilot, Headon Airfield, Nottinghamshire, 17 May 2014.


The student pilot was flying a short solo refresher flight under the supervision of his flying instructor. The weather was fine, with a surface wind from 250° at 6 kt. On returning to the airfield, the student pilot flew an overhead join and made an approach to grass Runway 23. He reported that he crossed the threshold after a normal approach but then flared too vigorously. The microlight lost airspeed rapidly and landed very heavily on all three wheels, causing extensive damage. The student pilot was uninjured.

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Mainair Blade G-MZAZ 09-14.pdf (127.20 kb)

Published 10 December 2014