Weybourne plane crash inquiry report
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
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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.