The aircraft was flying a practice forced landing to a grass airstrip with the intention of performing a go-around. At about 500 ft, the aircraft encountered severe turbulence in a strong crosswind. The handling pilot was unable to arrest a rapid descent and the aircraft struck the ground adjacent to the airstrip.
Piper PA-28-161 Cherokee Warrior III, G-COVB 02-16
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Published 11 February 2016