Vans RV-9, G-CFED, 6 July 2010
Vans RV-9, G-CFED
The pilot had conducted an uneventful local flight to refresh his skills following a month without flying. He returned to his departure airfield, which was a private farm strip at White Fen Farm and landed the aircraft on Runway 18. The weather was clear with a 5 kt breeze from the south-west. During the landing rollout, and as the aircraft decelerated to a safe taxi speed, the pilot noticed that the left wingtip was brushing the crops in the field adjacent to the runway. Before he could respond, the aircraft yawed abruptly to the left. The main gear wheels dropped into a furrow and the aircraft ‘nosed over’, resulting in significant structural damage. The pilot was uninjured and candidly stated that lack of attention to the aircraft’s position relative to the runway had resulted in the accident.
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