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  • Propstrike
    Rank 5 Registered User
    • Mar 2004
    • 3903

    2016 accident. Piper J5 damaged on landing, but pilot flies it home anyway.

    ''The Pilot inspected the aircraft at the field in Co. Monaghan following the occurrence and was aware that the right hand wing tip had sustained damage and that a “bar in [the front left hand side of] the cockpit” was “bulging” and “bent”. Although the aircraft had come to rest in a nose down position, the Pilot was of the understanding that the propeller was undamaged.

    Approximately 20 minutes after the occurrence, he turned the aircraft around, performed a take-off in the opposite direction and flew back to the airstrip in Co. Galway. During the take-off, he realised that the aircraft “was weak on that [the left hand] side” and said he kept this in mind and landed “on the right wheel” in Co. Galway.''

    http://www.aaiu.ie/sites/default/fil...202018-003.pdf

    Crumbs ! Can't help thinking of the Robin DR400 which broke up in midair, after riding over a haybale, but still took off from Kemble.

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