Aeroprakt A22-L Foxbat, G-CEOP
The aircraft took off for a local flight from a private airstrip which was orientated 06/24. The weather was fair, with a surface wind from 220° at 8 kt and good visibility. On returning to the airstrip, the pilot flew an approach in a south-westerly direction but experienced sink on short finals. He applied full power, but was unable to prevent the aircraft striking the ground about 20 m short of the airstrip, damaging the landing gear and causing the propeller to strike the ground. The pilot, who was uninjured, secured the aircraft and vacated through the left-hand door. He considered that the aircraft had been affected by turbulence caused by the presence of trees to the south of the airstrip.
Aeroprakt A22-L Foxbat G-CEOP 03-13.pdf (174.38 kb)
Date of occurrence: 11 January 2013