Maule M5-235C Lunar Rocket, G-RAIN
Whilst approaching to land at Perrow Farm, the aircraft struck the bank of the airstrip boundary ditch and was pitched nose down. It came to rest inverted, approximately 50 m further on. There was no fire. The pilot, who was uninjured, vacated the aircraft through the cabin door but the passenger, who suffered serious injuries, had to be assisted from the aircraft. The pilot advises that he was deliberately low and slow on approach which, together with a gust of tailwind, resulted in an uncontrollable sink into the obstacle.
Maule M5-235C Lunar Rocket, G-RAIN 11-08.pdf (226.39 kb)
Date of occurrence: 22 August 2008