Druine D.62B Condor, G-AWST
The aircraft owner, who had 106 hours total flying experience including 11 hours on tailwheel aircraft, was undergoing instruction. He had successfully flown seven circuits, but on the next he over-rotated during the flare. The instructor was unable to correct in time and the aircraft landed very firmly on all three wheels, which resulted in damage to the left rear spar attachment. There had previously been a repair to this rear spar attachment, but it is not known whether this was a significant factor.
Druine D 62B Condor, G-AWST 02-10.pdf (233.75 kb)
Date of occurrence: 25 August 2009