AAIB investigation to Denney Kitfox Mk2, G-KITY

Collision with building after takeoff, near Castle Bytham, Lincolnshire, 19 November 2014


After touching down on a relatively short, wet grass runway, the pilot decided that he would be unable to stop the aircraft before encountering a boundary fence. He applied full power and selected a climbing attitude in order to fly a go-around. The aircraft cleared the fence but failed to climb, subsequently colliding with the roof of a bungalow, about 50 m beyond the fence. The pilot, who sustained a serious injury, believed that the aircraft had most probably been placed in a high drag situation which exceeded its performance capabilities.

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Denney Kitfox Mk 2 G-KITY 03-15

Published 12 March 2015