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

Overran runway while attempting a downwind landing, Wolverhampton (Halfpenny Green) Airport, Staffordshire, 16 November 2017.


An approaching weather front caused a sudden change of wind direction which the pilot had not anticipated and the resulting tailwind led to a touchdown more than halfway along the runway. The pilot encountered difficulty reducing the aircraft’s speed and made a late attempt to abort the landing and take off again. However, the aircraft struck the airfield boundary hedge, crossed a road and hit a second hedge before coming to rest with the left wing detached from the fuselage.

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Piper PA-28-161 Cherokee Warrior II, G-BSXB 05-18

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Published 10 May 2018