P&M Aviation Ltd Quik GT450, G-RAYB
The aircraft was approaching to land on Runway 31 at Abbeville. The wind was from between 280º and 300º at 5 kt, gusting to 15 kt, there was visibility of 25 km and few clouds at 4,000 ft. The pilot reported that the conditions were “bumpy” and that the wind was “gusty”. As the aircraft touched down, it turned over onto its right side and the engine stopped. The pilot was unhurt. He believed that immediately before touchdown the wind “got under” and lifted the left wing, causing the aircraft to turn slightly, touch down with some right drift and turn over.
P&M Aviation Ltd Quik GT450, G-RAYB 10-10.pdf (273.76 kb)
Date of occurrence: 30 May 2010