AAIB investigation to Piper J3C-65 Cub, G-AJAD

Taxiing mishap resulting in contact with fence, private airstrip, Saltford, Bath, 20 September 2017.


Following a short flight to a privately owned grass airstrip, the pilot completed a crosswind landing and proceeded to taxi the aircraft, a classic ‘taildragger’ type, toward the hangar situated to the north of the runway. Still on the runway, the aircraft veered to the left and the left wing strut hit a fence post. The strut, upper cockpit frame and propeller were damaged in the collision. The pilot was uninjured.

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Published 8 March 2018