P & M Aviation Ltd QuikR, G-JFAN
During the flight from Tain to Durness, in light winds and with good visibility, the pilot noticed a higher than normal cylinder head temperature reading. He decided to make a precautionary landing on the beach at Oldshoremore, Kinlochbervie. The landing was on firm sand but at the end of the landing run the nosewheel sank into softer sand, dug in and the plane rolled over, coming to a stop upside down. The aircraft sustained wing, propeller and cockpit damage but there were no injuries to the pilot or passenger. The pilot contacted the police and pulled the aircraft up the beach for recovery the next day. In hindsight the pilot stated that his precautionary landing, in response to the higher cylinder head temperature, may have been unnecessary. At the time of writing this report, the cause of the higher than normal cylinder head temperature was unknown.
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Date of occurrence: 16 October 2010