Following an uneventful flight and landing from Sandy, the microlight touched down normally on Runway 26 at Popham. During the roll-out, at approximately 30-35 mph, the right wing suddenly lifted and the microlight rolled onto its left side. The airfield is bounded along its northern side by tall trees. The wind speed was 6 kt from a direction of 300°. Undesirable wind effects can be experienced when the wind is from behind the trees, as was the case in this accident.
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Published 10 December 2014