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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 166718
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Type:Silhouette image of generic FDCT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Flight Design CT2K
Registration: G-CBEX
MSN: 7867
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Private airstrip near Heckington, Lincolnshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Newark-on-Tent, Nottinghamshire
Destination airport:Private Strip, Heckington, Lincolnshire
Investigating agency: AAIB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
The aircraft had flown from its base near Newark-on-Trent to the airstrip, about 17 nm away. On arrival, a person on the ground informed the pilot by radio that the landing direction at the east-west orientated grass strip was to the west. The weather was fine, with a light surface wind from north or north-west. The pilot flew a right hand finals turn to a normal landing on the strip, which the pilot described as wet. After a short ground run, the aircraft encountered a bump and became airborne again for a time. When it landed again, the pilot applied the brakes, but this induced a skid and the aircraft veered to the left. The pilot regained control but, having insufficient runway remaining to abandon the landing, attempted a controlled run off onto an adjacent track. However, the left main wheel caught in a dyke and the left wing struck a tree. The aircraft yawed through 360 and came to rest. Damage was sustained to the left wing, landing gear, fuselage, and propeller

The pilot observed that the best course of action would have been to go-around after the initial bounce. He had not landed at the airstrip before and was unaware that the last 100 metres of the strip sloped downwards.



Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: AAIB
Status: Investigation completed
Download report: Final report



Photo of G-CBEX courtesy

29 June 2019; (c) Mick Bajcar

Revision history:

03-Jun-2014 22:59 Dr. John Smith Added

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