AAIB investigation to Gemini Flash II, G-MTGA
- Air Accidents Investigation Branch
- 10 December 2014
- Date of occurrence:
- 21 June 2014
- Aircraft category:
- Sport aviation and balloons
- Report type:
- Bulletin - Correspondence investigation
- Aircraft type:
- Gemini Flash II
- Private strip, Northiam, East Sussex
Struck fence during takeoff, private strip, Northiam, East Sussex, 21 June 2014.
The aircraft drifted to the left shortly after takeoff from Runway 02. The left wheel struck a fence on the side of the runway, causing the aircraft to hit the ground. The aircraft was damaged but there were no injuries. The pilot stated that the location of the fence on the edge of the narrow 18 m strip, and the variable wind conditions, contributed to the accident.
Published: 10 December 2014
Date of occurrence: 21 June 2014