Skyranger 912S(1), G-CDTP
The pilot flew the approach to Runway 29 at 65 mph and the surface wind at the time was reported as 030º/6 kt. He was aware that there was a crosswind from his right and, therefore, adopted the ‘wing-down’ landing technique. As he began to flare the aircraft, the speed reduced to 50 mph and the right wing suddenly lifted. Despite the pilot increasing the engine speed, the aircraft landed heavily on the nosewheel, which collapsed, and the propeller struck the ground. The pilot commented that the accident occurred because he did not carry out the correct crosswind landing technique, for this aircraft type, which required him to maintain 65 mph until the aircraft had touched down.
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