Bishop and Dunn Escapade 912 (1), G-CDIZ
The pilot stated that while conducting his normal short field approach to land on the grass Runway 23 at Sandown, the aircraft encountered turbulence. Noting that he may have flared the aircraft too high, he reported that at an indicated airspeed of 40 kt the aircraft unexpectedly “ran out of lift”. The firm landing was followed by a normal landing roll but when the aircraft vacated the runway it ran over some bumps and the left landing gear leg began to deform. The pilot stopped the aircraft, turned off the engine and got out to push the aircraft back to its parking position.
Date of occurrence: 15 June 2008