Pegasus XL-Q, G-MTYE, 17 August 2008

Pegasus XL-Q, G-MTYE

Summary:

The flex-wing microlight aircraft was holding short of the runway in use. The surface wind was estimated at 8 to 10 kt and blowing from the aircraft’s 7 o’clock position. As the pilot reached for the radio, he inadvertently pulled back on the control bar. This allowed a gust of wind under the wing trailing edge, which tipped the aircraft forward onto its port leading edge. The engine was shut down and the aircraft was lifted back onto its main wheels with the assistance of helpers. Damage was later found to the trike pylon and the wing hang strap.

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