Zenair CH 601HD (Modified), G-BUTG
The aircraft had landed uneventfully on a wet grass surface, and was taxiing towards a concreted area opposite the hangar, when it hit a small concrete obstacle close to the edge of the hardstanding. This resulted in the collapse of the nose landing gear and damage to the propeller tips and left wing tip. The pilot reported that due to the grass surface being wet, the effect of the aircraft’s brakes was significantly reduced. He also reported that the concrete obstacle was obscured from view by long grass and that this prevented it being seen from far enough away to take avoiding action, given the degraded braking performance.
G-BUTG-11-05.pdf (157.77 kb)
Date of occurrence: 14 August 2005