- Jan 19, 2010
- Mojave, Ca
Tailwinds are pretty benign in the landing configuration. Not going to disparage the pilot in this situation, but it looks like he simply ran out of room. The airplane didnt slow to "landing speed" until 90% of the available runway was gone. Thats simply a miscalculation of the energy state of the airplane by the pilot (not that I could do any better), not a "hot" hot airplane problem. If one tries to land a Cherokee on 400 feet of runway with a 100 knot touchdown speed and a fence at the end, its going to wind up on its back too.Tail wind landing with very fast aeroplane.
All of THAT said, its much better to hit a fence at 30 knots than come up short and stall/spin in from 100 feet!