Mainair Blade 912, G-WAKE
The aircraft was on a cross-country flight from Strathaven Airfield to Oban Airfield. The pilot stated that, during the flight, the “weather closed in on the west side of Tarbert”, and he considered that he would not be able to make it back to the Sound of Bute while remaining in VMC. Therefore, he decided to carry out a precautionary landing in a field near Kilberry. The field he selected turned out to be slightly rough with small stones hidden in the grass. Upon touchdown in the field one of the tyres burst. He applied the brakes, but there was a slight downward slope towards the end of the field which resulted in a longer ground roll than he had expected. The aircraft weaved left and right and slid down the slope until it came to rest after hitting a wall at the end of the field.
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Published 10 December 2014