That sinking feeling
The Nppl-rated pilot, whose 220 hours total experience had all been on the EV-97 Teameurostar that he was flying, was on approach to Carrickmore Airfield’s Rwy 08 when he encountered turbulent air and the aircraft began to sink. He corrected by applying more power and the aircraft began to lift before once again sinking towards the runway. Fearing a stall, he pushed the stick forward and the aircraft landed heavily, slewed into a metal gatepost and was damaged beyond economical repair. The pilot felt that while there was little more he could have done to prevent the heavy landing, perhaps committing to a go-around when the sink was first encountered might have been a better option.