AAIB investigation to Pierre Robin HR200/120B, G-MFLC
Loss of control on takeoff, Leeds Bradford Airport, 20 June 2014.
The accident occurred during the student pilot’s first solo takeoff. The aircraft rotated rapidly to an exagerated nose-up attitude before landing and bouncing. The student detected a drift to the runway side and abandoned the takeoff. However, the aircraft ran off the edge of the runway and collided with a glidepath aerial. Both the aircraft and the aerial suffered substantial damage, although the pilot was uninjured.
Published: 10 December 2014
Date of occurrence: 20 June 2014