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Weybourne plane crash inquiry report

PUBLISHED: 15:14 13 November 2008 | UPDATED: 09:14 13 July 2010

A biplane flipped on to its back during a landing at a north Norfolk airstrip says an accident investigation report.

The 61-year-old pilot of a 1946 Stampe aircraft escaped with minor scratches and bruises when it crashed at the Muckleburgh airfield at Weybourne in July.

A biplane flipped on to its back when landing at a north Norfolk airstrip, an accident investigation report has concluded.

The 61-year-old pilot of a 1946 Stampe aircraft escaped with minor injuries at the Muckleburgh airfield in July.

A report by the Air Accidents Investigation Branch said the right lower wing struck a

post supporting the wire perimeter fence and the wing ailerons were jammed, so the pilot flew around again

using only the tail plane

controls.

As the aircraft touched down there was a loud bang before the plane turned upside down, said the AAIB report.

When the pilot inspected the damage, he saw a tyre had detached from its rim when

it hit the fence, resulting in the wheel digging into the soft grass and pitching the plane on to its back.


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