AAIB investigation to Piper PA-28-161 Cherokee Warrior II, G-BODB
- Air Accidents Investigation Branch
- 10 December 2014
- Date of occurrence:
- 26 May 2014
- Aircraft category:
- General aviation - fixed wing
- Report type:
- Bulletin - Correspondence investigation
- Aircraft type:
- Piper PA-28-161 Cherokee Warrior II
- Sandtoft Airfield, Lincolnshire
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.
Published: 10 December 2014
Date of occurrence: 26 May 2014