Pitts S-1E Special, G-OKAY
On arrival overhead Knettishall Airfield, Suffolk, the weather was good with the surface wind mainly westerly at 10 kt but also light and variable. Following a low approach and go-around, the pilot made an approach to Runway 23 which has a grass surface 600 m long and estimated as 25 m wide, narrowing to 18 m. The approach was normal but as the aircraft touched down it yawed to the right and, despite the pilot’s attempts to correct it entered the one-metre high wheat crop adjacent to the runway. Both mainwheels were caught in the crop and the aircraft somersaulted before coming to a stop. The aircraft was severely damaged, but the pilot was able to exit the aircraft without assistance.
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