Zenair CH 701 STOL, G-BRDB
The pilot made an approach to Runway 24 at Benington Airstrip but, due to the low angle of the sun and rain on the windscreen affecting his vision, he executed a go-around and made an approach to Runway 06. This approach was at the correct airspeed but was higher than normal and downwind. The aircraft touched down deep into the grass runway and overran the end of the runway coming to rest on its nose in a ditch. The pilot was uninjured and there was no fire.
Zenair CH 701 STOL, G-BRDB 03-10.pdf (277.71 kb)
Date of occurrence: 25 October 2009