Rockwell Commander 112, G-FLPI
The accident occurred during landing on Runway 25 at Newcastle International Airport. The aircraft veered violently to the left on touchdown. The pilot was unable to prevent it from departing the runway and it came to an abrupt stop in long grass. The nosewheel collapsed, the propeller and fuselage suffered damage, but the pilot was uninjured. According to the METAR at 1120 hrs, the wind was from 180° at 9 kt, variable between 130° and 210°. From ascent data taken close to Newcastle at 1115 hrs, the Met Office subsequently estimated that gusts of up to 13 kt could be expected between 180° and 200°.
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