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Grumman AA-5 Traveller, G-OBMW

Date of occurrence: 25 October 2011

Summary:
The pilot was returning from a short local flight to perform a touch-and-go on grass Runway 24 at Sherburn-in-Elmet Airfield. The pilot reported that the approach was normal and the wind conditions were calm. However, the initial touchdown was heavy, leaving propeller strike marks on the ground. The aircraft bounced and ballooned into the air. Despite applying maximum power and attempting to hold the aircraft off the ground, it pitched forward and touched down again. The nose gear collapsed and aircraft skidded to a halt. The pilot and passengers, all of whom were wearing lap and diagonal harnesses, were uninjured.

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Report name:
Grumman AA-5 Traveller, G-OBMW
Registration:
G-OBMW
Type:
Grumman AA-5 Traveller
Location:
Sherburn-in-Elmet Airfield, West Yorkshire
Date of occurrence:
25 October 2011
Category:
General Aviation - Fixed Wing
Summary:
The pilot was returning from a short local flight to perform a touch-and-go on grass Runway 24 at Sherburn-in-Elmet Airfield. The pilot reported that the approach was normal and the wind conditions were calm. However, the initial touchdown was heavy, leaving propeller strike marks on the ground. The aircraft bounced and ballooned into the air. Despite applying maximum power and attempting to hold the aircraft off the ground, it pitched forward and touched down again. The nose gear collapsed and aircraft skidded to a halt. The pilot and passengers, all of whom were wearing lap and diagonal harnesses, were uninjured.
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