Piper PA-28-140 Cherokee, G-ATPN, 2 May 2011

Piper PA-28-140 Cherokee, G-ATPN


After landing at Norwich Airport with a single stage of flap selected, the pilot omitted to retract the flaps when completing the ‘After Landing’ checklist. As a result the flaps were not secured. When the passenger exited the aircraft onto the right wing, she stepped on the flap and fell to the ground, sustaining a serious fracture to one leg. The pilot considered that the accident was the result of the high workload caused by the challenging conditions experienced during landing and operating at an unfamiliar airfield, which had distracted him from properly following the checklist.

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Published 10 December 2014