Piper PA-28-151 (Modified) Cherokee Warrior, G-BSCY
The pilot was returning to Wellesbourne Mountford from his first solo navigation flight, in fine weather, with a wind of 6 kt from the west. He considered the touchdown on Runway 18 was ‘fine and smooth’ but to the right of the centreline. The aircraft veered further to the right which the pilot then attempted to correct. However, the aircraft then veered to the left, departed the runway paved surface and impacted a fence. The wire from the fence contacted the propeller causing the aircraft to rotate to the right and come to a halt.
The pilot was wearing a lap and diagonal harness and was uninjured. He considered that his lack of experience in crosswind landings contributed to his loss of control of the aircraft.