Pitts S1 Special, G-BXAU
The aircraft was returning to Kemble following a short aerobatic flight. Following the landing on Runway 26, the lower left wing struck the runway and the aircraft ground-looped, coming to rest facing the direction of approach. The sole occupant was uninjured and exited the aircraft without difficulty. The wind had been calm at take-off. The pilot reported that during the time the aircraft was airborne the wind speed had increased to around 10 kts, from a direction around 40° off the runway heading, thereby increasing the crosswind component.
Pitts S1 Special, G-BXAU 11-08.pdf (230.56 kb)
Published 10 December 2014