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Old Sep 02, 2008, 12:38 PM
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Full size kit plane forced landing

I found this in a field near where I live. A mate says he saw it come in low and then do a very short landing.
Rape fields do not make for smooth landings. The pilot walked away and claimed he had got lost and had ran out of fuel.
Strange excuse, he was only about 6 miles from Cambridge airport.
Its a Rans S6ES a kit plane with a rotax engine. The farmer who I know would not let him salvage it for a week or so, because the field was almost ready for harvest.
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Old Sep 07, 2008, 09:15 PM
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How did the farmer know that the plane was almost ready for harvesting? It didnt look ripe to me
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Old Sep 08, 2008, 04:06 AM
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How did the farmer know that the plane was almost ready for harvesting? It didnt look ripe to me
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Some of it was still dark blue, when it was all light blue it was ripe
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Some of it was still dark blue, when it was all light blue it was ripe
LOL!
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Old Jun 29, 2016, 01:33 PM
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https://assets.publishing.service.go...BYOT_08-09.pdf

We just had a new guy start in the office and it turns out he flys a similar microlight to the one above, we were chatting and this incident came up and we looked up the accident report.

The pilot of G-BYOT made a few mistakes and was lucky to get away as lightly he did.

Apparently the nose gear on Rans is pretty weak, but he did pick the wrong field, especially as very close there are several turf farms with acres of close cropped smooth grass.
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