Accident Brief, Occurrence # 17/7686

Occurrence No 17/7686 Nature of Flight Training Solo
Aircraft Model Tecnam P2002 Sierra Pilot License
Date and Time 06 Dec 17 at 12:35 Pilot Age 0
Location Thames Flying Hours (Total) 0
POB 0 Flying Hours (on Type) 0
Injuries (Fatal) 0 Last 90 Days 0
Injuries (Serious) 0 TAIC Ref
Injuries (Minor) 0 Publishing Ref 2018-2-Vector
Damage Substantial Date Published


A student pilot completed a series of dual circuits, followed by three solo circuits. Having completed their fourth circuit, they then lost directional control after touch-down. The student pilot attempted to go-around, but the aircraft veered off the runway into long grass. The port wing, propeller and nose undercarriage were damaged, and no injuries were sustained. The instructor commented that the most likely cause for the loss of directional control was the student's lack of rudder/nosewheel steering input to counter the runway camber and the natural yawing tendency of the aircraft when full power was applied.