Robin R2112 Alpha, G-EWHT
The pilot was making a crabbed approach to Runway 09 in crosswind conditions. As the pilot rounded out and aligned the aircraft with the runway heading, the aircraft dropped suddenly and contacted the ground heavily just short of the runway, before bouncing back into the air. It possibly bounced a second time and then touched down firmly on the runway. The pilot considered that windshear might have been a contributory factor. The surface wind at the time was 140° at 5 kt. Inspection revealed a tyre mark 3 ft short of the runway, damage to two runway edge lights and structural damage to the aircraft.
Published 10 December 2014