Pegasus Quantum 15-912, G-CDAA
The student pilot was just completing a solo flight during which the wind had strengthened, and was gusting up to 20 kt from the east for his approach and landing onto Runway 03. He had taken off earlier from the same runway when the wind was lighter. The instructor had briefed the student to consider using Runway 14 for landing if the conditions changed sufficiently, and to ‘go around’ if unhappy with the approach or landing. The aircraft touched down and, at speed, departed the grass runway to the left shortly afterwards, and then rolled over causing substantial damage to the wing structure, sail and parts of the airframe. The student pilot, who was wearing a three-point lap strap and shoulder harness, was uninjured.
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