Luscombe 8E Silvaire Deluxe, G-BTCJ, 11 July 2011

Luscombe 8E Silvaire Deluxe, G-BTCJ


In good weather, with reported winds of 2 kt from 240º, the pilot made an approach to Runway 24, a grass runway with a slight downslope. After a three-point touchdown and rolling out approximately 80 m, the aircraft nosed over onto its back when the pilot applied the brakes. He received minor injuries but the aircraft sustained extensive damage. The pilot assessed the cause to be associated with a light load, a forward centre of gravity position and a possible relaxing of the stick back pressure.

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