Ikarus C42 FB UK, G-EGGI
The pilot had made an approach to Runway 31 at Bittwell Farm strip in turbulent and gusty wind conditions. Having touched down at about the normal position he then realised that the groundspeed was excessive and attempted to stop. Unable to do so, he attempted to go around but the aircraft struck a high hedge to the right of the extended centreline. The pilot considered that with the difficult approach and the gusting wind moving him towards the higher hedge, he should have gone around earlier.
Published 10 December 2014