Thruster T600T 450 Jab, G-BZJD
The pilot was on his second flight of the day from Old Hay Airfield, Kent. The weather conditions were good, with a light easterly wind, and Runway 10 was in use. After a short flight in the local area, the aircraft returned to the circuit. The pilot described his approach to the runway as normal but the aircraft bounced on touchdown and began to porpoise. After the second bounce, he applied full power, in an attempt to climb away, but the aircraft contacted the ground again and the right main landing gear collapsed. The aircraft “somersaulted onto its roof” and came to a stop in the middle of the runway. The pilot and his passenger, who were uninjured, were able to vacate the aircraft and walk away. The pilot considered that the accident was the result of too high a flare and the aircraft stalling prior to the initial touchdown.
Thruster T600T 450 Jab, G-BZJD 12-10.pdf (236.99 kb)
Date of occurrence: 4 September 2010