Socata TB10 Tobago, G-TEDS, 23 October 2007

Socata TB10 Tobago, G-TEDS


The aircraft touched down approximately 200 m beyond the threshold of the 800 m grass runway. The surface was damp and the aircraft did not decelerate at the expected normal rate so the pilot applied the brakes and initiated a left turn onto the grass turning area to the left side of the runway. The aircraft slowed down but the nosewheel dug into soft ground or a hidden hole in the grass, causing the aircraft to flip upside down. The pilot was not familiar with the grass area that he turned on to during this occasion, as he normally turned off the runway 50 m before the end.

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