Skyranger 912(2) Skyranger, G-CDWB
After completing a normal approach and touchdown on the north westerly runway at Roche Airfield, the pilot realised that the aircraft’s ground speed appeared higher than normal. Despite the application of the wheel brakes, the aircraft failed to decelerate as expected. With insufficient distance available to get airborne again, the pilot continued with the landing but the aircraft struck a boundary fence at approximately 20 mph and became inverted. After leaving the aircraft, the pilot observed that the wind was now coming from the south east. It is therefore probable that, at some point during the approach, a change in wind direction resulted in the aircraft landing with a tailwind, which produced the higher than expected ground speed.
Published 10 December 2014