Mainair Rapier, G-CCHV
The pilot was taxiing the aircraft, preparing to take off from Runway 21. Prior to entering the runway, he lifted the wing to make a visual check that it was clear of traffic but an unexpected gust of wind caught the wing at that moment and the aircraft tipped onto its side, damaging the wing pivot. The control tower noted that the wind was from the south/southwest at 5 to 10 kt, gusting 15 kt, at the time.
Published 10 December 2014