Air Accidents Investigation Branch report

Scheibe SF28A, G-BARZ, 4 July 2005

Scheibe SF28A, G-BARZ


The aircraft, a 16 metre span low wing motor glider, was taxiing on taxiway alpha in preparation for taking off from Runway 21 at Lydd. Located either side of the taxiway was a post. The one on the left supported a sign, whilst the post on the right was obscured by three feet high weeds and the sign for this post lay on the ground. As the aircraft passed by, the right wing contacted the post on the right, which punctured the plywood skin of the aircraft’s outer wing. The Fire Officer at Lydd, who was at the airport at the time of the incident, reported that the signs are being replaced and that taxiing procedures are under review.

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