AAIB investigation to Luscombe 8E Silvaire Deluxe, G-AGMI

Aborted takeoff due to a blocked pitot tube, private airstrip near Albourne, West Sussex, 23 July 2014.


During takeoff a hinged cover on the aircraft’s pitot probe, designed to deflect under air loads, did not operate correctly, giving erroneous airspeed indications. The pilot abandoned the takeoff but the aircraft overran the grass strip and collided at very low speed with a hangar.

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Luscombe 8E Silvaire Deluxe G-AGMI 10-14.pdf

Published 10 December 2014