Piper PA-34-200 Seneca, G-BBPX
The pilot flew a NDB approach to Runway 27 with the intention to circle to land on Runway 14. Weather conditions were marginal, and after losing visual contact with the Runway 14 threshold, the pilot discontinued the approach. He elected instead to land with a tailwind component on Runway 27. After touchdown, as the aircraft passed from the paved portion of runway to the grassed portion, braking effect was lost. The aircraft overran the runway and the left landing gear leg collapsed when it struck a runway light. The aircraft came to rest upright and none of the occupants was injured.
Published 10 December 2014