AAIB investigation to Zenair CH 701SP, G-TORI

Loss of control during crosswind landing, Old Sarum Airfield, Wiltshire, 26 May 2017.


On the approach to grass Runway 06, the wind was reported as 120º at 14 kt. As the high winged aircraft was about to touchdown, a gust of wind lifted the right wing causing the aircraft to turn left. The pilot’s corrective inputs were ineffective and the aircraft stalled onto the ground. The propeller, nose and left wingtip struck the ground first followed by the right wingtip. The crew and passenger, who had both been wearing full harnesses, exited the aircraft uninjured.

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Published 10 August 2017