Piper PA-28-180 Cherokee, G-BODM, 8 September 2008

Piper PA-28-180 Cherokee, G-BODM


G-BODM made an approach to land on a wet grass runway with a wind forecast to be 5 kt from the left. Just after touching down, a gust of wind, considered by the pilot to be significantly in excess of the forecast, caused G-BODM to weathercock to the left. The aircraft drifted towards the left side of the runway despite the application of full right rudder and the left wingtip struck the end of a hedge. The pilot reported that he was unable to regain directional control following the initial weathercock because the grass was wet.

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Published 10 December 2014