Jodel D92 Bebe, G-BDNT
The Jodel D92 is a single-seat, tail-dragger aircraft. The pilot was making his first flight on this aircraft type, having first completed a series of taxiing exercises. After familiarising himself with the in-flight handling characteristics of the aircraft, he entered the circuit and made a low approach and go-around. On the next circuit he made an approach to land. During the landing the left landing gear stuck a telegraph pole that had been laid horizontally to restrict access to the strip and which also marked the runway threshold. The pilot suspected that he might have allowed the airspeed to drop excessively during the approach. He sustained only a minor cut to his hand.
Published 10 December 2014