AAIB investigation to Druine D.62B Condor, G-AWAT

Inadvertent premature takeoff, farm strip near Oxford, 17 April 2015.


Whilst accelerating along the grass runway during the takeoff roll, the aircraft crossed a set of raised farm vehicle tracks running perpendicular to the runway. The undulating ground caused the aircraft to become airborne prematurely, stall and then land heavily. The impact resulted in the landing gear collapsing, with subsequent damage to the engine propeller, cowl and the skin and main spar of the wing.

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Druine D.62B Condor, G-AWAT 09-15

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