ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 22598
Last updated: 17 March 2014
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Narrative:The pilot was taxiing the aircraft from the fuel bay to join the grass taxiway in order to position at
de Havilland DH.82A Tiger Moth
|Owner/operator:||Graham John Wells (registered owner)|
|C/n / msn:|| 82067|
|Fatalities:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1|
|Airplane damage:|| Substantial|
|Location:||Kemble, Gloucestershire -
'G1', as cleared, prior to his takeoff from grass Runway 26. Whilst taxiing across an area of long
grass, prior to joining the clearly defined cut grass of the taxiway, the aircraft's left wheel dropped into a hole. The aircraft pitched forward onto its nose causing damage to the propeller and the 'chin' cowlings.
The pilot reported that the hole was unmarked and partially concealed by original turf that had been replaced in the hole. Furthermore, he had chosen that route across the long grass because he had used that route to taxi to the fuel pump. The airport operator stated that the turf had been laid over a minor repair some months earlier and had presumably lifted in the recent dry spell.
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