- Air Accidents Investigation Branch
- 10 December 2015
- Date of occurrence:
- 19 September 2015
- Aircraft category:
- Sport aviation and balloons
- Report type:
- Bulletin - Correspondence investigation
- Aircraft type:
- Pegasus Quantum 15
- Private strip, near Slipton, Northamptonshire
Struck the ground during approach, Drayton Home Farm, Northamptonshire, 19 September 2015.
Following a local flight in good weather the aircraft was stable on the approach at approximately 55 mph when it dropped suddenly from an estimated height of 30 ft agl and struck the ground. The aircraft slid for approximately 30 yards before rolling onto its right side and coming to rest. Both occupants sustained minor injuries and the pilot considered the most likely cause to be a sudden unexpected downdraught.
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A correction was issued to this report and the online version of the report was amended on 16 December 2015. The amended version of the report can be downloaded above.
The correction can be downloaded as a separate file below: Pegasus Quantum 15, G-MZJH 12-15
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Published: 10 December 2015
Date of occurrence: 19 September 2015