Avid Speedwing, G-RAFV
On 2 August 2010 the aircraft ground looped during a landing at a farm strip. This had occurred previously, on 22 June 2010, to a co-owner. The pilot in the August event reported that only light lateral force was required for the tailwheel to castor freely, with weak centering springs making directional control difficult. With the mechanical problem rectified, the pilot reported the ground handling much improved. The accidents were not reported to the AAIB at the time as the two pilots did not appreciate that this is a statutory requirement.
Published 10 December 2014