Pegasus XL-Q, G-MVVN
During the final stages of a glide approach in benign weather conditions, the aircraft encountered a sudden and rapid descent. The pilot applied power in an attempt to arrest the rate of descent, but the aircraft’s mainwheels contacted the hedge on the airfield boundary and the aircraft impacted the ground heavily at the beginning of the grass strip and came to a rapid halt. The pilot was wearing a lap harness and a protective helmet and suffered minor injuries. He assessed the cause as a “sudden unexpected sink” encountered during the latter stages of the approach.
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