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Narrative:The accident occurred as the aircraft was approaching to land at Stapleford following an uneventful general handling flight. On board were the pilot and his passenger, also a qualified private pilot. runway 22L was in use, with a west-south-westerly surface wind of about 13 kt. The weather was fine, with good visibility and scattered clouds.
Piper PA-28R-180 Cherokee Arrow
|Owner/operator:||March Flying Group (Trustee)|
|C/n / msn:|| 28R-30528|
|Fatalities:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2|
|Airplane damage:|| Substantial|
|Location:||Stapleford Aerodrome - EGSG -
The aircraft joined the circuit and established on what appeared to be a normal, stabilised approach at 87 mph IAS, with the landing gear and three stages of flap extended. The pilot recalled the wind starting to buffet the aircraft and his next recollection was of being at very low height with bushes immediately ahead. The aircraft struck the bushes and stopped abruptly, in a nose-down attitude, about 20 m before the start of the runway (the actual threshold was displaced by 177 m).
The pilot believed that wind shear may have been a factor in the accident. Registration G-AWBA cancelled by the CAA 2/3/2012 as aircraft "destroyed"
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