Rans S6-ES Coyote II, G-CCNB
During a go-around, the aircraft stalled and crashed into two parked motor caravans, seriously injuring the owner of one of them. Investigations revealed that the pilot, who had qualified and trained on flex-wing aircraft, had not received adequate training to fly a three-axis aircraft, and was not in current flying practice. The approach had been flown towards rising ground and an illusory visual horizon was a contributory factor. The aircraft was overweight at the time of the accident and its elevators were incorrectly rigged. Pilot training requirements did not differentiate between control system types and so safety recommendations were made to address this aspect.
Published 10 December 2014