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

Aircraft drifted to the left after landing and departed from the side of the runway, Sandtoft, Lincolnshire, 26 May 2014.


After landing the aircraft began to drift towards the left shoulder of the runway. The pilot attempted to correct the drift with braking and the use of opposite rudder but the drift increased and the aircraft departed the side of the runway and came to rest in a shallow ditch some distance from the runway. There were no injuries. The pilot attributed the accident to a combination of a damp runway surface and using excessive braking during the early stages of the drift.

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Piper PA-28-161 Cherokee Warrior II G-BODB 11-14.pdf

Published 10 December 2014