EV-97 TeamEurostar UK, G-CEBP
The pilot reported that, after about 20 m of the landing roll on Runway 21, the aircraft was caught by a gust of wind. The aircraft veered off the runway to the left, departing the paved surface at an angle of about 30°. The aircraft crossed a drainage ditch, which caused considerable damage to the nose landing gear area, before coming to rest on the paved surface of Runway 27. Following the accident the pilot estimated the average wind as southerly at 10 to 15 kt. He considered that the aircraft was affected by turbulence created by some nearby trees upwind of the area of the runway in which he touched down. He was unaware of this local effect.
EV-97 TeamEurostar UK, G-CEBP 08-10.pdf (229.64 kb)
Date of occurrence: 24 April 2010