Cessna 172s Skyhawk, G-GEHL
After an overhead join, the aircraft began an approach to Runway 03 in reported winds of between 020º and 030º at 10 kt. During the flare, the pilot reported encountering a “sudden updraft / windshear” and a subsequent rapid roll to the right. The pilot corrected the roll but the aircraft touched down heavily at the intersection of Runway 03 and Runway 29 and then bounced two further times before being brought under control. The pilot, who was wearing a lap and diagonal harness, was uninjured. The pilot stated that a subsequent inspection of the area at the intersection of Runway 03 and Runway 29 identified that the grass area was “very, very bumpy and firm”.
Published 10 December 2014