Morane Saulnier MS.880B Rallye Club, G-AWOA
During the later stages of approach to the airstrip, the pilot corrected for a wing drop and shortly thereafter recalled being thrown forward as the aircraft decelerated and came to an unexpected stop. The aircraft’s fixed landing gear had made contact with a wire mesh boundary fence supported by 1 m high wooden posts positioned approximately 20 m from the runway numbers. This fence subsequently became entangled around the propeller. The deceleration was relatively benign due to the uprooting of several of the fence posts and neither occupant suffered injuries. The pilot considered that his approach had been too shallow, leaving insufficient clearance between the landing gear and the fence.
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Published 10 December 2014