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Near the end of the landing roll the left wing rose and the aircraft lifted off the strip, then settled back onto the ground on the right mainwheel. The brakes were still applied and the aircraft turned sharply to the right and the right wing struck the ground. The aircraft rolled over and came to rest inverted. The pilot had assessed the crosswind component affecting the main property strip as being close to the maximum for the aircraft type. He had therefore decided to use an adjacent area, which was aligned into wind, but because of the position of buildings at the end of the area a go-around was not possible. It is possible that mechanical turbulence from the buildings effected the aircraft during the landing roll. The approach was conducted at a higher airspeed than that recommended in the P charts, and heavy braking was applied on touchdown before the tailwheel had contacted the ground.

 
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