- Air Accidents Investigation Branch
- 11 May 2017
- Date of occurrence:
- 14 September 2016
- Aircraft category:
- Sport aviation and balloons
- Report type:
- Bulletin - Correspondence investigation
- Aircraft type:
- Thruster T600N 450
- Bradley's Lawn Airfield, Heathfield, East Sussex
Unstable approach, collided with trees, Bradley's Lawn Airfield, Heathfield, East Sussex, 14 September 2016.
A student pilot was carrying out his second solo flight and was on finals to land at Bradley’s Lawn Airfield in East Sussex. The pilot was unable to establish a stable approach and bounced heavily on touchdown. He applied power to go around and the aircraft yawed, rolled to the left and before he could take corrective action the aircraft lodged in nearby trees. The pilot was uninjured but the aircraft was damaged beyond economic repair.
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Published: 11 May 2017
Date of occurrence: 14 September 2016