Rebel, G-BWFZ, 10 July 2011
The pilot was engaged in a training flight. After some demonstration circuits, the instructor handed control to the pilot who flew some low passes along the runway to familiarise himself with the correct attitude for landing. On the third pass, it was planned to allow the aircraft to settle onto the grass runway.
Approximately halfway down the runway, whilst concentrating on the correct landing attitude, the pilot noticed that the airspeed had reduced and the aircraft bounced before landing again heavily. The pilot stated that he had applied power during the bounce but had been unable to prevent the subsequent heavy contact with the runway. The right main landing gear collapsed and dug into the ground causing the aircraft to turn to the right through approximately 150°. Both occupants were wearing lap and diagonal harnesses and were uninjured.
Rebel, G-BWFZ 12-11.pdf (232.11 kb)
Published: 10 December 2014
Date of occurrence: 10 July 2011