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Piper PA-18-150 Super Cub, G-BIDK

Date of occurrence: 01 September 2011

Summary:
On landing, the aircraft bounced slightly and then ground looped, damaging the left wing spar, wheel and tyre. The handling pilot, who was in the front seat, was under instruction and was making an approach to Runway 21 with an 8 kt crosswind from the left. The aircraft touched down left wheel first and bounced slightly before settling back onto the runway. This pilot described the second contact as “firm”. The left wing then lifted and the pilot lost directional control of the aircraft, which yawed to the right through approximately 90°. During this manoeuvre the left tyre burst, the left wheel was damaged and the left wing tip struck the ground, causing damage to the left wing spar.

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Report name:
Piper PA-18-150 Super Cub, G-BIDK
Registration:
G-BIDK
Type:
Piper PA-18-150 Super Cub
Location:
Cranfield Airport, Bedfordshire
Date of occurrence:
01 September 2011
Category:
General Aviation - Fixed Wing
Summary:
On landing, the aircraft bounced slightly and then ground looped, damaging the left wing spar, wheel and tyre. The handling pilot, who was in the front seat, was under instruction and was making an approach to Runway 21 with an 8 kt crosswind from the left. The aircraft touched down left wheel first and bounced slightly before settling back onto the runway. This pilot described the second contact as “firm”. The left wing then lifted and the pilot lost directional control of the aircraft, which yawed to the right through approximately 90°. During this manoeuvre the left tyre burst, the left wheel was damaged and the left wing tip struck the ground, causing damage to the left wing spar.