Ikarus C42 FB80, G-CDUK
The student pilot was undertaking a solo flight from Long Marston to Croft Farm. He was landing on Runway 09 with a light and variable crosswind from the south. The aircraft bounced on landing and veered to the left. He elected to go around to avoid a runway edge marker and applied full power. The aircraft struck a hedge a few metres from the runway and came to rest in the adjacent field. The student pilot, who was uninjured, attributed the accident to having insufficient speed for a go-around.
Published 10 December 2014