An investigation is underway into an incident in which a light aircraft hit a fence at Welshpool Airport.

The Air Accidents Investigations Branch has published an interim report on an ongoing investigation into an incident on October 11, 2022.

The collision involved a student pilot in a Diamond DA40, a single engine, four seater light aircraft.

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According to the report, at a height of 20 feet, as the pilot reduced power in order to land, the aircraft rocked slightly to the left.

The pilot applied full power to go around but the aircraft continued to sink, and its left wheel touched the ground, pulling the aircraft to the left.

The pilot reduced the power to idle and, as it slowed, the aircraft hit a fence and stopped in an adjacent field, damaging the left wingtip and the propeller.

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The investigation will attempt to answer what caused the plane to rock to the left and offer a comment on whether the incident was due to a mechanical failure, human error, or any other possible reason.

The Air Accidents Investigation branch recently published a full report of an investigation of another incident at Welshpool Airport, where a pilot had to make an emergency landing shortly after take-off.

That incident involved a two seater Europa XS aircraft that suffered a power failure on March 18, 2022, forcing the pilot to make an emergency landing.