Vans RV-6, G-RVCL
The aircraft was landing on a grass airstrip, 400 m long orientated 12/30. The surface wind was calm. The pilot reported that the aircraft landed in the north-westerly direction, but landed further along the strip than was intended and a little fast. The grass was damp and the pilot was unable to stop the aircraft before the end of the strip. It overran into a ploughed field and tipped forward onto its nose before settling back into an upright attitude. The pilot, who was uninjured, secured the aircraft and vacated it. She attributed the accident to a lack of experience.
Vans RV-6 G-RVCL 03-13.pdf (173.76 kb)
Date of occurrence: 19 October 2012