Flight Design CTSW, G-CEDM
Due to the prevailing crosswind, which had increased since his departure one hour earlier, the pilot decided to land the aircraft on a much shorter grass area, adjacent to the threshold of Runway 23, which had a reduced crosswind component. During the latter stages of the approach, the pilot abandoned the landing, but at about 80 ft, whilst banking right away from an area of trees, the aircraft rolled rapidly to the right. The right wingtip struck the ground and the aircraft cartwheeled. Both pilot and passenger sustained whiplash injuries to the neck. The pilot also suffered a broken left ankle. The aircraft was destroyed.
Published 10 December 2014