Tecnam P2002-RG Sierra, G-CFSB
The pilot taxied the aircraft from the circular turning area onto the grass at the end of the asphalt runway in order to complete his final takeoff checks. Whilst taxiing back onto the side of the runway for takeoff, the aircraft encountered a concrete drainage channel which was obscured from view by grass, such that the transition from grass to runway had appeared level. The nosewheel struck the drainage channel and collapsed, causing the propeller to strike the surface.
Tecnam P2002-RG Sierra G-CFSB 11-12.pdf (217.02 kb)