Piper L18C (Modified) Super Cub, G-RCUB, 25 December 2013

Piper L18C (Modified) Super Cub, G-RCUB

Summary:

The aircraft was returning following a short local flight. The pilot noted that the wind conditions were such that the normal landing direction would incur a small tailwind component but he believed that this was preferable to an approach over trees at the other end of the runway. He stated that just before touchdown, the tailwind increased and he decided to go around. During the go-around, the aircraft struck the trees and crashed just beyond them.

Download report:

Piper L18C (Modified) Super Cub, G-RCUB 05-14.pdf (150.52 kb)

Help us improve GOV.UK

Don’t include personal or financial information, eg your National Insurance number or credit card details.