Final Report: Accident Involving a BRM, Land Africa (Citius), Registration EI-FBY at Ballyheelan Co. Cavan on 21 April 2021. Report no 2022-002

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The BRM Land Africa (Citius) aircraft departed Ballyheelan Airfield, Co Cavan for a local flight on 21 April 2021. The Pilot, who was the sole occupant, estimated the wind speed to be 25 miles per hour (mph) at departure. The Pilot stated that one hour later, when returning to land, the wind speed had increased and was gusting to an estimated 35 mph. He said that as the aircraft crossed the runway threshold, he reduced engine power and just before touchdown the aircraft appeared to sink and stall, resulting in a hard landing on the runway. The aircraft sustained substantial damage to its undercarriage. The Pilot was uninjured. There was no fire
Occurrence Date: April 21, 2021
Report Date: February 21, 2022
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