Heavy landing following incorrectly fitted elevator trim tab at Easterton Airfield, near Elgin, 1 March 2014.
The aircraft was being flown by one of its new owners. This was the first flight since a damaged elevator had been repaired. Upon becoming airborne, the pilot felt that the stick forces in pitch were abnormal and returned to the airfield for a landing. The subsequent touchdown was very heavy and the aircraft was damaged. It was found that the fixed elevator trim tab, which had been removed as part of the repair, had been refitted upside down.
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