- Air Accidents Investigation Branch
- 8 October 2015
- Date of occurrence:
- 5 June 2015
- Aircraft category:
- Sport aviation and balloons
- Report type:
- Bulletin - Correspondence investigation
- Aircraft type:
- Broadmeadow Farm, Herefordshire
- EV-97 Teameurostar UK Eurostar
Veered off the runway during takeoff at Broadmeadow Farm, Herefordshire on 5 June 2015.
The aircraft commenced its takeoff roll on Runway 28 in a southerly wind of about 10-15 kt. After a ground roll of about 100 metres, the aircraft suddenly veered to the left. The pilot was unable to correct the swing and the aircraft left the runway, coming to a halt some five metres into a field. The aircraft’s nose and right main landing gear and its right wing and propeller were damaged.
The pilot considered that he applied insufficient control input to correct the swing caused by the gusting crosswind.
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Published: 8 October 2015
Date of occurrence: 5 June 2015