Jodel D120 Paris-Nice,G-ATLV
The aircraft took off from Runway 33 at Shenstone Airfield for a local circuit flight. The weather was fine, with a surface wind from 050° at 7 kt. The pilot flew a visual circuit to land back on Runway 33. During the ground roll after landing, the pilot lost directional control of the aircraft and it veered off the runway to the left before striking the base of a windsock. The pilot was uninjured but the aircraft suffered substantial damage to the right wing leading edge and further damage to the undercarriage.
The pilot noted that the approach had been both high and fast. He attributed the accident to his preoccupation with the relatively light crosswind from the right, such that he had applied an excessive amount of left rudder, which led to the runway excursion.
Published 10 December 2014