Piper PA-22-160 Tri-Pacer, G-ARFD
The aircraft was landing at Elstree Aerodrome when the pilot sensed that the brakes had failed and realised that it would not stop before the end of the paved surface. At a very slow speed the aircraft ran onto the grass and came to a halt in a nose-down attitude with the nosewheel in a ditch. The braking system was found to be operational after the aircraft was recovered; the reason for the overrun could not be established.
Published 10 December 2014