Piper PA-30 Twin Comanche, N65PF
At about 900 feet amsl, after takeoff from Biggin Hill, the aircraft inadvertently entered cloud. The pilot carried out a descending left turn to regain visual flight; the ground rises to over 800 feet in this area. During the manoeuvre the left wing contacted the tops of trees, causing extensive damage to the left wing leading edge. The aircraft was still controllable and returned to Biggin Hill for an uneventful landing.
Piper PA-30 Twin Comanche, N65PF 07-08.pdf (242.64 kb)
Date of occurrence: 12 March 2008