Piper PA-28-236 Dakota, G-FRGN, 29 June 2009

Piper PA-28-236 Dakota, G-FRGN


The aircraft landed some 200 m into the 800 m long grass runway at a private airstrip. When the brakes were applied, they appeared to have no effect and the aircraft overran the runway, impacting a hedge. The aircraft sustained damage to its port wing, propeller, engine mountings and nose landing gear. The pilot was uninjured and vacated the aircraft through the normal exit. The pilot had not appreciated that there had been a recent heavy rain shower and the aircraft skidded on the wet grass.

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