AAIB investigation to Cirrus SR20, N781CD

Loss of control on takeoff, Sleap Airfield, Shropshire, 15 March 2014.


The aircraft took off at a relatively high weight with a gusty 20 kt wind blowing directly across the runway from left to right. Shortly after lift off, the aircraft rolled sharply right and entered a series of oscillations. The pilot, feeling that his control effectiveness was reducing, landed the aircraft on rough ground within the airfield boundary.

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Cirrus SR20 N781CD 07-14.pdf (152.92 kb)

Published 10 December 2014