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.


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