AAIB investigation to Pitts S-1S Special, G-MAXG

Landing mishap, Breighton Aerodrome, Yorkshire, 17 April 2016.

Summary:

During his approach to land, the pilot had been advised to use the right side of the grass runway in use, Runway 28L, due to a waterlogged area. During his approach he had been side-slipping his aircraft to the left during his hold-off, to allow the aircraft ahead to clear the runway, but he had not realised his aircraft had drifted too far right. On touchdown, and after a small bounce, the right mainwheel ran off the runway into a ploughed surface and the aircraft pitched forward and spun around. Although the aircraft was damaged, the pilot was uninjured.

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Pitts S-1S Special, G-MAXG 11-16

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