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Vans RV-8, G-XSEA

Date of occurrence: 14 January 2012

Summary:

The aircraft landed on Runway 20 at North Weald. At the end of the landing roll the aircraft ground looped, causing damage to the tailwheel.  The pilot considered that the limitations in forward view in his tailwheel-configured aircraft together with the glare from the low sun in front of him had caused him to lose his sense of direction temporarily.

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Report name:
Vans RV-8, G-XSEA
Registration:
G-XSEA
Type:
Vans RV-8
Location:
North Weald Airfield, Essex
Date of occurrence:
14 January 2012
Category:
General Aviation - Fixed Wing
Summary:

The aircraft landed on Runway 20 at North Weald. At the end of the landing roll the aircraft ground looped, causing damage to the tailwheel.  The pilot considered that the limitations in forward view in his tailwheel-configured aircraft together with the glare from the low sun in front of him had caused him to lose his sense of direction temporarily.

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