Europa XS, G-PHXS
The aircraft was landing at Weldon Farm on a grass strip 480 metres long by 15 metres wide, cut into a crop. The pilot later recalled that it appeared to him that he was too close to the crop and he attempted a correction; the next thing he remembered was the aircraft stationary on the ground at the edge of the runway, having turned through about 50° to the right. The rear fuselage had broken just forward of the tail but the pilot was uninjured. He is unsure whether he drifted into the crop due to a gust of wind or whether he had been simply too close to one side of the strip during the flare to land.
Europa XS, G-PHXS 01-10.pdf (219.82 kb)