AAIB investigation to PS-28 Cruiser, G-DTFT

Loss of control while taking off, Leeds Bradford Airport, 23 August 2017.


After losing directional control during the takeoff roll, the pilot realised the aircraft had achieved an acceptable speed and initiated an abrupt rotation. Once airborne the aircraft may have stalled but it completed a low-level orbit, passed close to buildings and almost collided with the ground, before the pilot regained control and established a climb.

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PS-28 Cruiser, G-DTFT 04-18

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Published 12 April 2018