Pietenpol Air Camper, G-DAYZ
The aircraft was landing at a farm strip. Approach and touchdown were normal but, as the pilot started to apply the brakes, the aircraft swung to the left and he was unable to prevent it from veering off the runway at slow speed and into a tall crop, where it overturned. Subsequent examination found that wear in a component of the left main landing gear leg was allowing considerable torsional movement of the left wheel, causing an uncommanded application of the cable brake on that side.
Minicab (JB01 Standard) G-AWEP 11-13.pdf (301.76 kb)
Date of occurrence: 6 July 2013