AAIB investigation to Piper PA-18-150, G-WLAC

Aircraft overturned on landing, White Waltham Airfield, 28 September 2014.


The pilot was practicing circuits at White Waltham Airfield. On the second touch-and-go, the aircraft bounced twice and the pilot decided to go around. The airspeed was low and he was unable to arrest a pitch down which caused the propeller and nose to strike the ground. The aircraft overturned and settled on its back. The pilot commented that he should have initiated a go-around immediately after the first bounce; and that wearing four-point harnesses, which were done up tightly, prevented the occupants from suffering any injury.

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Piper PA-18-150 Super Cub G-WLAC 12-14

Published 16 December 2014