Glasair IIS FT, G-LAIR
The pilot was carrying out a landing into the private grass strip where the aircraft was based. The strip was orientated in a southwest/northeast direction and was some 590 m in length. It was 20 m wide at the northern threshold and 15 m wide at the southern end. The weather conditions were clear with a blustery wind of approximately 19 kt from the southwest. The pilot recalled that the aircraft bounced on landing and then during an attempted go-around the right main landing gear became caught in an adjacent standing crop of oilseed rape. The aircraft slewed through 180º and came to rest in the field. The damage was extensive but there were no injuries and the two persons on board were able to vacate the aircraft unassisted.
Published 10 December 2014