Piper PA-28-161 Cherokee Warrior II, G-BXAB
On its return to Manston Airport at the end of a local flight, the aircraft made an approach to Runway 10, which was operating with a displaced threshold due to survey work related to a temporary PAPI installation. The aircraft touched down short of the displaced threshold and collided with a theodolite, damaging the left wing and left main wheel spat and causing survey personnel to run to safety. There were no injuries and the aircraft taxied clear of the runway without further incident. Damage to the right main wheel spat was caused by a separate impact with a runway guard light. The pilot was aware of the displaced threshold, which was marked in accordance with relevant regulations and details of which were promulgated by NOTAM.
Published 10 December 2014