PZL-104 Wilga 35A, G-BWDF, 6 August 2006

PZL-104 Wilga 35A, G-BWDF


The aircraft had completed a banner towing operation and was returning to land. The banner was dropped uneventfully but as the aircraft climbed and turned left to enter the circuit the pilot heard a thump and felt the aircraft ‘stagger’ in the air. Control response was normal; the pilot made an abbreviated circuit and a normal landing. After landing an inspection showed the pitot tube had detached and the right front wing spar had broken.

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Published 10 December 2014