Jodel D112, G-AYCP
The pilot was flying circuits to grass Runway 36. The weather conditions were fine and the wind was light and variable. The aircraft landed after the third circuit and, as it slowed down, it suddenly veered to the left, departed the grass strip and entered a ploughed field. The wheels sank into the soft ground and the aircraft flipped over onto its back. The pilot, who was uninjured, was able to vacate the aircraft via the canopy.
The pilot considered that, due to his inexperience on tail-wheeled aircraft, he had not used sufficient rudder to keep the aircraft straight at lower speeds. When he checked the left main landing gear after the accident, he could find no evidence of binding brakes or other mechanical fault that could cause the aircraft to veer left suddenly.
Jodel D112, G-AYCP 12-11.pdf (220.55 kb)
Published 10 December 2014