AAIB investigation to Escapade, G-DIZI

Loss of control on takeoff at private airstrip, Mendelsham, Suffolk, 21 June 2014.


The aircraft became airborne unexpectedly early while taking off from a grass airstrip in a crosswind and with crops to each side. The main wheels touched down again and the aircraft deviated to the left, causing the left main wheel to run onto cultivated land. The aircraft yawed left into the crop, where it pitched forward and inverted.

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Escapade G-DIZI 09-14.pdf (148.29 kb)

Published 10 December 2014