AAIB investigation to Cessna 175B Skylark, G-ARML
Abandoned takeoff and overrun, near Slinfold, West Sussex, 24 April 2014.
The aircraft was taking off from a private grass strip when the pilot sensed it was no longer accelerating. He abandoned the takeoff but the aircraft left the runway at slow speed and ran into a ditch. The pilot is not aware of any conclusive reason for the lack of performance but suspects that carburettor icing may have played a part.
Cessna 175B Skylark G-ARML 09-14.pdf (148.48 kb)
Date of occurrence: 24 April 2014