Hurricane Landing Incident @ Duxford ~ 01 June

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Hurricane Landing Incident @ Duxford ~ 01 June

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AAIB Report - https://assets.publishing.service.gov.u ... _11-20.pdf
The report said the Hurricane was returning from a 20-minute engine maintenance flight when it was due to land on the grass runway at the airfield.

The pilot attempted to angle the plane to deal with a crosswind from the right, but after touching down the plane bounced and turned to the right.

The AAIB said the pilot had "just over eight hours flying experience in the Hurricane" and had not flown it for several weeks.

According to the report, the pilot "considered that his lack of relevant currency may have reduced his ability" to control the landing.

It said the "hard, dry runway surface" may have also been a contributory factor in the crash.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-c ... e-54931793
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Re: Hurricane Landing Incident @ Duxford ~ 01 June

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Seems a low houred pilot to be on a Hurri but then again used to ex Raf pilots totals.

These things happen, both are ok and will fly again.

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cometguymk1 wrote:
Mon 16 Nov 2020, 7:39 am
Seems a low houred pilot to be on a Hurri but then again used to ex Raf pilots totals.

These things happen, both are ok and will fly again.
At some point all Hurricane pilots have zero hours on type, but he would have had plenty of experience on feeder types (eg Chipmunk, Harvard etc) to be able (insured!) to fly the Hurricane .

Unfortunately these things happen; he won’t be the last “late middle-aged” inexperienced warbird pilot to have a similar incident. It’s a fact of life that often it’s the stage of life when people have to disposable income and time to enjoy such aircraft.

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Re: Hurricane Landing Incident @ Duxford ~ 01 June

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Agreed all start somewhere, I meant it also seemed a fairly low all over total compared to other pilots on high powered birds.

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cometguymk1 wrote:
Tue 17 Nov 2020, 1:36 pm
Agreed all start somewhere, I meant it also seemed a fairly low all over total compared to other pilots on high powered birds.
Yeah, very much indicative of a private owner as opposed to your “invited” warbird pilots. :slight_smile:

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