Safe Mode: On
Small plane flips over during landing, caught on lousy cell phone
This item updates item 'crash captured on impact'

06-09-2007
Croft farm , Defford UK
A RV-7a was damaged in an incident at Croft Farm on 9th June. The damage is substantial. At the end of the landing roll, and with some braking applied, the nose was bounced back into the air and when it came down it buckled under and flipped the aircraft over.

Speed was estimated as 10-15 mph by Richard and a ground marshal.

The runway was not a bad surface and the aircraft should have handled it.

Richard only has minor ligament damage to his shoulder and his son was ok.

Damage seems to be:
Prop, engine, nose leg, fuselage, vertical stab, rudder, canopy, right wing outboard skin and tip. Cowls and left wing seem repairable. Engine mount unknown. Spar conditions unknown.

Insurance has now written off the aircraft.

Loading the player ...
Embed CodeSwitch Player
Plays: 38495 (Embed: 0)

Added: Sep-6-2007 
By: beck64
In:
News
Tags: flip, plane, landing, oops, RV-7a, accident, crappy cell phone
Marked as: featured
Views: 40634 | Comments: 15 | Votes: 2 | Favorites: 2 | Shared: 1 | Updates: 0 | Times used in channels: 2
You need to be registered in order to add comments! Register HERE