Rans S6-ES Coyote, G-CCTX
The aircraft was returning from Fenland and was set up for an approach onto Runway 24E at Rufforth East. The pilot reported that the wind was from 210º at 7 kt. He planned to land fairly deep into the runway to avoid a new barrier which had been erected at the runway threshold to limit vehicle access. Just before touchdown the pilot misjudged the crosswind and was unable to reduce the descent rate in time to prevent the aircraft landing heavily. It bounced into the air and touched down again, this time on the nose landing gear which then detached. The aircraft came to rest 20 m further down the runway and both occupants, who were uninjured, exited without difficulty.
Rans S6-ES Coyote, G-CCTX 01-09.pdf (213.21 kb)
Date of occurrence: 20 September 2008