- Air Accidents Investigation Branch
- 8 October 2015
- Date of occurrence:
- 2 July 2015
- Aircraft category:
- Sport aviation and balloons
- Report type:
- Bulletin - Correspondence investigation
- Aircraft type:
- Skyranger Swift 912S(1)
- Kemeys Commander Airfield, Monmouthshire
Runway overrun on landing, at Kemeys Commander Airfield, Monmouthshire, 2 July 2015.
On returning to Kemeys Commander Airfield in Monmouthshire after a short local flight, the pilot made an approach to grass Runway 13. The runway surface was damp and the wind was from the south-east at 5 kt. The pilot estimated that he touched down between a third and a half of the way down the 500 m runway, bounced once and subsequently overran the end of the runway, over a rut and into a hedge. Both occupants, who were wearing full four-point harnesses, vacated the aircraft without difficulty. The pilot attributed the accident to his unfamiliarity on type coupled with an approach which he believed was flown too fast.
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Published: 8 October 2015
Date of occurrence: 2 July 2015