AAIB investigation to Piper PA-38-112 Tomahawk, G-BMVL

Loss of control during go-around, Caernarfon Airport, Gwynedd, Wales, 12 May 2018.


The pilot in command, who was not a flight instructor, occupied the right seat, while the occupant of the left seat was an unqualified pilot, who attempted to land the aircraft at Caernarfon Airport. During the final stage of the approach, the pilot in command took control because the aircraft was going to land too far along the runway, and he attempted to go around, however the flaps remained in the landing configuration. With a nose-up attitude, the aircraft deviated to the left of the runway, stalled and hit the ground, before crossing a public road and coming to rest inverted.

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Piper PA-38-112 Tomahawk, G-BMVL 10-18

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Published 11 October 2018