Lucky pilot escape after plane crash in Nottingham airport crash


A pilot lost control of his plane when landing at Nottingham Airport - but managed to get away without injuring. This occurred at 2:00 p.m. on October 22 while the pilot was taking off and landing to maintain his license at the Tollerton Lane site.

Two of these attempts were uneventful, but in the third disaster, the Piper PA-28R-201T Turbo Cherokee Arrow III aircraft "became uncontrollable" and struck the ground.

The plane was irreparably damaged, according to an investigation into the crash by the Air Accident Investigation Branch.

The only passenger on the plane had "minor" injuries.

Details in the report stated: "On the third landing, the aircraft landed on runway 21" on the numbers "; the pilot lowered the two-stage shutter and selected full throttle.

"Directional control was lost, and the aircraft veered from the runway to the left and became airborne just as the propeller touched down on rough terrain.

"The plane became difficult to control and the pilot flew downwind to return to the aerodrome. Once inside the aerodrome, the aircraft became uncontrollable and struck the ground just north of runway 27, causing significant damage.

“The pilot and the passenger were wearing lap and diagonal harnesses and only the passenger was slightly injured.

"The reason for the loss of directional control is unknown. "

The Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service was called at 2:17 p.m. and dispatched three engines as a precaution.

A fire department spokesman said the devices from Carlton, West Bridgford and Stockhill stations were present.

Nottingham Airport declined to comment on the accident.


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