Piper PA-28-181 Cherokee Archer II, G-OODW
The pilot had backtracked Runway 27 and turned off at Holding Point C to perform an engine power check, before departing for a flight to Fairoaks. During a right turn to position the aircraft into wind, the leading edge of the left wing struck a metal upright supporting a sign, causing damage to the left wing. The extent of the damage was only discovered after the pilot had landed at Fairoaks.
Date of occurrence: 10 October 2013