DH82A Tiger Moth, G-ANPE, 30 September 2011

DH82A Tiger Moth, G-ANPE


The aircraft touched down in a three-point attitude and bounced back into the air at which point the pilot decided to go around and selected full power. The aircraft remained airborne but failed to climb, drifting downwind to the right of the runway and towards a fence. The lower port wing struck the fence and the aircraft tipped onto its starboard wingtips and then onto its nose. There were no injuries.

The pilot considered that, having selected full power, he did not lower the nose sufficiently to allow the aircraft to accelerate and climb away. Consequently, it flew parallel to the ground neither climbing nor accelerating until it hit the fence.

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