Vans RV-8, G-HPWA
The pilot was landing at a private grass airstrip at Adbury Park, near Newbury. Following a normal approach to the north-easterly runway, which was 600 m long, the aircraft touched down and commenced its landing roll. There was a boggy section in the middle of the strip of which the pilot was aware but assumed would be frozen after a week of sub-zero temperatures. However, when encountered, this section was much boggier than expected and the aircraft flipped inverted. The pilot was uninjured. He commented that an underground drain had broken, flooding the area and preventing it from freezing.
Published 10 December 2014