Two people escaped unhurt when a plane hit a fence and crashed as it landed at Tiree Airport.
According to a newly published report by the Air Accident Investigation Branch (AAIB), the
The Cessna 182T aircraft was at the end of a journey between Perth and Tiree when the accident happened on May 23 at 10.15am.
The private plane was carrying a male pilot, aged 60, and a passenger at the time. Neither occupant was injured.
The airport’s boundary fence was damaged, as was the aircraft’s nosewheel, engine and propeller.
The report states that the pilot was unable to correct a swing by the aircraft as he tried to land and so had tried to go round again.
It said: “The aircraft started to gain height, but by now was diverging to the right of the runway centreline and its nose landing gear struck a boundary fence which partially detached from its supports.
“With the fence still attached to the nose landing gear, the aircraft landed on uneven ground beyond the fence line and pitched forward onto its nose. There was minor damage to the cabin area but neither occupant was injured.”