ACCIDENT: Robin R1180TD, EI-ROB, Kerry Airport, 5 November 2016: REPORT 2017-015

SYNOPSIS
 
EI-ROB departed Weston Airport (EIWT) at 11.10 hrs on 5 November 2016 on a general aviation flight to Kerry Airport (EIKY). Following an uneventful en route flight, the aircraft was cleared to approach Runway (RWY) 08 at EIKY. The Pilot reported that on touch down a gust of wind caught the aircraft, causing it to veer towards the edge of the runway.
 
The aircraft entered the soft grass at the side of the runway; the nose-gear dug into the wet ground and the aircraft pitched up onto its nose before coming to rest. The Pilot exited the aircraft unaided. There was no fire.
 
Occurrence Date: 
Saturday, 5 November, 2016
Report Date: 
Monday, 11 December, 2017
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