AAIB investigation to Piper PA-25-235 Pawnee, G-BCBJ

Propeller ground strike during taxi, Aboyne Airfield, Aberdeenshire, 28 October 2017.


The pilot was taxiing the aircraft from Runway 09N towards Runway 09S in a strong crosswind. He reported that, as the aircraft approached the end of the taxiway, a gust caused it to yaw to the right and pitch forward simultaneously. He closed the throttle and applied full rearward deflection of the control column but the tail continued to rise causing the propeller to strike the ground.

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Published 11 January 2018