Air Accidents Investigation Branch report

Piper PA-18-150 Super Cub, G-BIDK, 1 September 2011

Piper PA-18-150 Super Cub, G-BIDK


On landing, the aircraft bounced slightly and then ground looped, damaging the left wing spar, wheel and tyre. The handling pilot, who was in the front seat, was under instruction and was making an approach to Runway 21 with an 8 kt crosswind from the left. The aircraft touched down left wheel first and bounced slightly before settling back onto the runway. This pilot described the second contact as “firm”. The left wing then lifted and the pilot lost directional control of the aircraft, which yawed to the right through approximately 90°. During this manoeuvre the left tyre burst, the left wheel was damaged and the left wing tip struck the ground, causing damage to the left wing spar.

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