AAIB investigation to Rans S6-116, G-BVZV
- Air Accidents Investigation Branch
- 16 December 2014
- Date of occurrence:
- 19 June 2014
- Aircraft category:
- General aviation - fixed wing
- Report type:
- Bulletin - Correspondence investigation
- Aircraft type:
- Rans S6-116 Coyote II
- Private airstrip near Oldbury-on-Severn, Gloucestershire
Overturned on landing, private landing site near Oldbury-on-Severn, Gloucestershire, 19 June 2014.
The pilot made an approach to grass Runway 28 at the airfield where the weather was CAVOK and the wind was from the north-east at 10 kt. The aircraft “floated” along the runway before touching down and bounced back into the air. When it touched down again, the nose landing gear collapsed, the propeller dug into the grass and the aircraft tipped forward, coming to rest upside down. The pilot left the aircraft through the normal exit.
The pilot believed that a combination of factors contributed to the accident: a higher-than normal groundspeed at touchdown (due to a tailwind); the bounce and his subsequent correction to the flightpath; the slight upslope of the runway. He considered that the nose landing gear was “lightly engineered”.
Published: 16 December 2014
Date of occurrence: 19 June 2014