Piper PA-18-150 Super Cub, G-BAKV
The pilot attempted to go around from an unsatisfactory approach by opening the throttle rapidly. The engine did not respond immediately, probably because carburettor heat was selected causing the engine to rich cut. The pilot then attempted to land the aircraft, but during the landing ground run the engine responded to the throttle, which had remained open. The aircraft accelerated, departed the left hand edge of the runway, somersaulted and came to rest inverted.
Piper PA-18-150 Super Cub, G-BAKV 02-07.pdf (245.57 kb)
Date of occurrence: 6 September 2006