AAIB investigation to Pegasus Quantum 15, G-MZCR

Crashed during go-around, East Haxted Farm, 16 July 2016.


The pilot was landing on a grass runway at East Haxted Farm Airstrip after a local flight. Low to the ground he experienced some thermal activity and turbulence which caused the left wing to lift suddenly. He decided to abort the landing and applied power, using the foot throttle, to go around. The aircraft started to climb but he was unable to prevent it turning right and it struck a tree in a hedgerow adjacent to the runway. The pilot was seriously injured.

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Published 12 January 2017