Piper PA-28-161 Cherokee Warrior II, G-RIZZ, 10 February 2008
Piper PA-28-161 Cherokee Warrior II, G-RIZZ
After two unsuccessful approaches to Runway 24, due to the low sun, the pilot elected to land on Runway 15. During the base leg he lost visual references, again due to the low sun, resulting in a high and fast final approach. The subsequent touchdown point was 165 metres into the 551 metre long wet grass runway; the wind at the time was from 110? at 4 kt. Despite the application of brakes the aircraft failed to stop and departed the end of the runway before coming to rest in a ditch at the airfield boundary.
Date of occurrence: 10 February 2008