Ikarus C42 FB80, G-SJEN
The aircraft was making an approach to land on Runway 09 when the pilot assessed that the wind had shifted and favoured a landing on Runway 27. He carried out a missed approach and, having raised the flaps, entered a right turn for a short circuit to the south, to position the aircraft on final approach for the reciprocal runway. During the turn the aircraft stalled and landed heavily in an almost level attitude in a field of long grass. The aircraft was extensively damaged but neither the pilot nor his passenger was injured.
Published 10 December 2014