The pilot was flying in the circuit at East Fortune Airfield, East Lothian and using Runway 11. The wind was initially from 110º at about 11-12 kt, but had changed direction and was now from 90º. The initial touchdown was on an area of grass immediately before the start of the concrete runway. As the aircraft reached the concrete section it bounced into the air. The pilot applied full power to go-around, but the left wing was caught by the wind causing the aircraft to veer to the right. The rear wheels of the trike caught a fence that encircled a cattle field adjacent to the runway. The aircraft then came to rest in the field causing damage to the trike, wing and propeller; the pilot suffered minor injuries.
Pegasus Quik G-CCPC 08-14.pdf (132.65 kb)
Published 10 December 2014