Pitts S-1T Special, G-WILD
On touchdown, the aircraft pitched nose-down, and somersaulted completely onto its back before coming to rest once again erect, but substantially damaged. Photographs showed that the aircraft had touched down amongst ruts slightly to the side of the 30 m width of licensed runway. The ruts had been left by a vehicle deploying and retrieving portable runway lighting, used for night flying operations. The airfield operator made several changes to procedures as a result of the investigation.
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