- Air Accidents Investigation Branch
- 13 August 2015
- Date of occurrence:
- 4 May 2015
- Aircraft category:
- Sport aviation and balloons
- Report type:
- Bulletin - Correspondence investigation
- Aircraft type:
- Montgomerie-Bensen B8MR
- Private airstrip, Reading, Berkshire
Overran runway following rejected takeoff, private airstrip, Reading, 4 May 2015.
The pilot commenced his takeoff roll on a grass runway and everything was normal until the point of rotation, when he reported that a sudden gust of wind pushed the aircraft sideways. He decided to abort the takeoff but there was insufficient runway remaining and the aircraft struck a hedge before coming to rest. The pilot was uninjured but the aircraft sustained damage.
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Published: 13 August 2015
Date of occurrence: 4 May 2015