Ikarus C42, PH-3L3
The pilot was flying from Carrickmore, County Tyrone, to Bellarena Airfield. At the time the weather was good and the wind was varying between 190º and 170º at 12 kt. During the final part of the approach to Runway 30 the aircraft experienced some sink which the pilot arrested with power. After the aircraft crossed a 4 ft wall in the undershoot of the runway the pilot closed the throttle and initiated a flare at about 3 ft. As he did so the aircraft stalled and landing heavily, resulting in the aircraft’s left stub axle shearing and the nose wheel fork bending. The pilot and passenger were uninjured.
The pilot attributed the accident to being slightly slow and flaring too high.
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