A confined HEMS landing site, a backlit but identified low wire, a misdiagnosed routing and mitigating a FOD threat all added to the complexity in this landing.
Degraded gust locks, an omission in familiarisation, a non-specific checklist and inadequate pre-flight checks all feature in this survey aircraft runway excursion.
Continuing airworthiness management: It’s not always better to do more maintenance than the TC Holder recommends. Part 1 of an article that will go on to look at occupant survivability in Part 2.
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