AAIB investigation to Piper PA-34-200T Seneca II, G-BPXX

Overran runway following rejected takeoff, Sherburn-in-Elmet Aerodrome, West Yorkshire, 13 October 2017.

Summary:

The pilot rejected the takeoff after encountering resistance when trying to move the control column to initiate rotation. Despite maximum braking, the aircraft overran the asphalt runway and traversed a level grass area before the left main landing gear collapsed while crossing a patch of rough ground. All three occupants escaped uninjured after the aircraft stopped against a hedge.

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Piper PA-34-200T Seneca II, G-BPXX 01-18

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Published 11 January 2018