AAIB investigation to Pitts S-2S Special, G-EWIZ
Aircraft nosed over following runway excursion, Gloucestershire Airport, 7 March 2014.
After making a normal touchdown on Runway 27 at Gloucestershire Airport, the aircraft began to turn right as it slowed through 40 kt. Despite the application of full left rudder and brake, the pilot was unable to stop the right turn. The aircraft then departed the paved surface and nosed over in the grass beside the runway. The wind was from 360° at 6 kt.
The pilot reported that a subsequent examination of the aircraft found that the left brake was not working correctly.
Pitts S-2S Special G-EWIZ 07-14.pdf (96.78 kb)
Published: 10 December 2014
Date of occurrence: 7 March 2014