AAIB investigation to Piper PA-28-161 Cherokee Warrior II, G-BNRG

Runway Overrun, Sandown Airport, Isle of Wight, 7 May 2017.

Summary:

After a standard overhead join and circuit, the pilot attempted to land but touched down late. He considered he had enough runway to continue, but acknowledged in hindsight he should have performed a go-around at this point. After the initial touchdown the aircraft bounced, further reducing the landing distance available. The pilot then considered the safer option was to continue the landing. Once on the ground, he applied full brake pressure but the aircraft rolled off the end of the runway at slow speed, into wasteland and some brambles. The pilot considered that the cause of the accident was pilot error due to a poor approach and not making the decision to perform a go-around.

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Piper PA-28-161 Cherokee Warrior II, G-BNRG 09-17

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Published 14 September 2017