Jodel D117A, G-BEDD, 10 July 2013

Jodel D117A, G-BEDD


Whilst attempting to land at Abbots Bromley airfield the aircraft encountered a downdraft that caused it to lose height. Despite the pilot applying full power the aircraft landed short of the runway, colliding with two hedges before coming to rest inverted. It is likely that the downdraft resulted from a combination of the local topography and turbulence from nearby trees. The pilot’s lack of familiarity with the aircraft type may also have been a factor.

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Published 10 December 2014