Piper PA-28-140, G-BTVR, 11 June 2005

Piper PA-28-140, G-BTVR

Summary:

The student pilot was completing a period of solo consolidation and his landing was to be on Runway 04 at Full Sutton Airfield. The wind at the time was reported as 060? at 8 kt. Whilst on final approach for a touch-and-go, the pilot allowed the airspeed to drop, causing the aircraft to land heavily and bounce several times. An attempt was made to recover the situation, and in doing so, the pilot believes that he may have inadvertently pushed the left rudder pedal causing the aircraft to turn rapidly to the left. As the aircraft departed the grass runway, the pilot opened the throttle in an attempt to climb clear of a line of trees, but this was to no avail. The aircraft struck a tree, rolled inverted and finally came to rest in a field of crops. There was no fire and the pilot was able to exit the aircraft having only suffered minor injuries.

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