Rans S6-ES Coyote, G-CCTX, 22 May 2012
Rans S6-ES Coyote, G-CCTX
The aircraft had taken off from Membury Airfield and was landing at Brimpton Airfield. The pilot confirmed that grass Runway 07 was in use by looking at the ‘T’ in the signals square. On final approach he found that there was a crosswind of about 10kts from the left. The aircraft made a heavy landing and bounced twice, before the pilot elected to go around. On the second approach, which was well executed, the aircraft touched-down on its mainwheels first but, when the nose was lowered, the nose landing gear collapsed and dug into the ground, flipping the aircraft onto its back.
The pilot, who was uninjured, managed to climb out unaided and raised the alarm. He assumed that the first, heavy, landing had damaged the nose landing gear which failed on the second, normal, touchdown.
Rans S6-ES Coyote G-CCTX 09-12.pdf (224.45 kb)
Published: 10 December 2014
Date of occurrence: 22 May 2012