Piper PA-28-140 Cherokee, G-BAGX
Prior to the approach to New York, an airstrip near RAF Coningsby, the pilot had identified the windsock and noted that it indicated a calm wind. During the landing on the grass Runway 09, the pilot became aware of excessive ground speed. This excess speed did not seem to abate, despite full braking, and the aircraft then struck a hedge at the end of the runway. The pilot then noted that the windsock indicated a strong wind from the west. Shortly after the accident a rainstorm passed through the area and some 45 minutes later the wind was calm again.
Piper PA-28-140 Cherokee, G-BAGX 11-08.pdf (280.30 kb)
Date of occurrence: 31 July 2008