Pegasus Quasar, G-MWJH
The pilot was flying the aircraft solo as part of formal training for the issue of a NPPL for flex-wing microlights. Runway 24 North at Redlands is a grass runway, 700 m long and 11 m wide. The weather was fine, with a surface wind from 240° at 10 kt. Following a local flight, the pilot made two successful approaches and landings on Runway 24 North before making an approach to Runway 24 South. This approach was discontinued as the aircraft was not correctly lined up on the centreline on short finals. The pilot made his last approach to Runway 24 North again but, at a height of about 100 ft, the aircraft drifted to the left. The pilot decided to go-around again, but before he did so, the aircraft struck a tree to the left of the runway.
The aircraft suffered significant damage but the pilot, who was wearing a lap strap and protective helmet, was uninjured. In his report, the pilot considered that his extensive flying experience on fixed wing aircraft, with their different control techniques, may have been a factor in the accident.
Pegasus Quasar G-MWJH 11-12.pdf (220.05 kb)