Piper PA-25-260 Pawnee, G-DSGC, 19 March 2011

Piper PA-25-260 Pawnee, G-DSGC


The pilot had just completed his fifth aerotow of the day and was approaching Runway 26 at North Hill Airfield to land. As the pilot flared, he felt the onset of a stall, so he opened the throttle to reduce the aircraft’s descent rate. The aircraft landed, bounced and then landed heavily in a wings level attitude. Immediately, the pilot felt the aircraft drop to the right; it then came to rest in a right-wing low attitude. The pilot exited the aircraft and discovered that the right main landing gear strut was displaced to one side. Despite this, the pilot was able to taxi clear of the landing strip.

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Published 10 December 2014