Piper PA-34-200 Seneca, G-AZOT
The aircraft was landing on Runway 03 at Glenswinton, which is 380 m long and has a compacted gravel surface. When the brakes were applied the aircraft drifted to the left of the centreline and, towards the end of the runway and at low speed, it struck a tree. The aircraft’s braking performance was probably degraded due to the poor condition of the right brake unit and the compacted gravel runway surface may have been a less effective surface for braking than a conventional paved surface.
Piper PA-34-200 Seneca, G-AZOT 07-11.pdf (332.06 kb)