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Europa XS, G-KDCC

Date of occurrence: 23 October 2010

Summary:
On landing, the aircraft overran the runway and collided with a fence, sustaining damage. The pilot’s lack of recent experience and his interaction with a passenger who was also a qualified pilot were identified as possible causes. His decisions to adopt a new landing technique and to land with a downwind component may also have contributed to the accident.

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Report name:
Europa XS, G-KDCC
Registration:
G-KDCC
Type:
Europa XS
Location:
Private airstrip, Sewards Hall Farm, Dunmow, Essex
Date of occurrence:
23 October 2010
Category:
General Aviation - Fixed Wing
Summary:
On landing, the aircraft overran the runway and collided with a fence, sustaining damage. The pilot’s lack of recent experience and his interaction with a passenger who was also a qualified pilot were identified as possible causes. His decisions to adopt a new landing technique and to land with a downwind component may also have contributed to the accident.
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