AAIB investigation to DH82A Tiger Moth, G-ADXT

Loss of control following engine problem on takeoff from Compton Abbas Airfield, Dorset, 26 August 2017.


The aircraft was carrying out an introductory flight with the pilot and a passenger aboard. As it became airborne the engine was heard to misfire, but the aircraft continued to climb before making a left turn. Shortly afterwards, the pilot reported an engine problem and his intention to return to the airfield. The aircraft was on the base leg of an approach for Runway 26 when the nose pitched down, and it appeared to enter a steep descending turn to the left from which it did not recover before impact in a crop field. Both occupants were fatally injured.

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Published 10 January 2019