Piper PA-28-140 Cherokee, G-BRWO
The aircraft was making an approach to land on Runway 26. During the flare the aircraft rolled uncontrollably to the right and struck the ground. The aircraft came to rest inverted beside the runway close to the fire training facility. The most probable reason for the uncommanded roll is that G BRWO had flown through the wake vortex generated by a Sikorsky S76 which had landed immediately before it. One Safety Recommendation has been made as a result of this investigation.
Piper PA-28-140 Cherokee, G-BRWO 07-10.pdf (485.29 kb)
Date of occurrence: 26 September 2009