Air Accidents Investigation Branch report

Vans RV-8, G-XSEA, 14 January 2012

Vans RV-8, G-XSEA


The aircraft landed on Runway 20 at North Weald. At the end of the landing roll the aircraft ground looped, causing damage to the tailwheel. The pilot considered that the limitations in forward view in his tailwheel-configured aircraft together with the glare from the low sun in front of him had caused him to lose his sense of direction temporarily.

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