Accident:Van's Aircraft Inc, RV-6, EI-EOC, Limetree Airfield, Co. Laois, 10 June 2011: Report No 2012-007


The Pilot reported that the aircraft encountered a downdraft immediately before landing.   He applied power but the wheels contacted high corn crop before the runway threshold.   The aircraft landed and, when the main landing gear hit a raised ridge, stopped suddenly and inverted.   The Pilot switched off the electrics and fuel and was able to exit unaided from under the aircraft.

Occurrence Date: 
Friday, 10 June, 2011
Report Date: 
Tuesday, 13 March, 2012