Rans S7 Courier, G-CBNF
As the aircraft approached the grass airstrip its airspeed reduced below normal. Despite applying power, the pilot was unable to arrest the increased rate of descent that developed and the aircraft touched down heavily, causing the right main wheel to break off and the aircraft to veer right. When it reached the edge of the strip, the right gear leg dug into soft ground and the aircraft inverted. The pilot and passenger exited safely. The pilot attributed the accident to his not fully monitoring airspeed during the final approach.
Rans S7 Courier, G-CBNF 04-14.pdf (132.36 kb)
Published 10 December 2014