Stoke & Staffordshire

Wolverhampton airport-bound plane 'hit bump and crash-landed'

The plane crash-landed at Wolverhampton Halfpenny Green Airport in Bobbington Image copyright Google Maps
Image caption The plane crash-landed at Wolverhampton Halfpenny Green Airport in Bobbington

A plane crashed-landed in Staffordshire after it struck a bump on touchdown, a report has said.

The pilot of the Piper PA-28-180 Cherokee lost control on the runway at Wolverhampton Halfpenny Green Airport in Bobbington in July.

An Air Accident Investigation Branch report said the he believed he had struck a bump in the touchdown zone.

The pilot, who walked away uninjured, said the plane bounced at least three times before sliding to a halt.

The body of the plane, propeller and landing wheels were all damaged.

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