The aircraft made an approach towards the upwind end of a grass runway at Enstone Airfield. It touched down approximately 145 m before the end of the runway and, after rolling for approximately 80 m, the power was increased. The aircraft, which was overweight, remained on the ground and veered to the right passing through a fence and colliding with a vehicle trailer parked beside other equipment, close to the end of the runway. The pilot and his passenger both suffered fatal injuries.
The pilot had not flown with an instructor in a flex-wing microlight since gaining his licence in 2006 and his Microlight Rating had lapsed.
Pegasus Quik, G-CBYE 01-16
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Published 14 January 2016