AAIB investigation to Rotorsport UK Calidus, G-CLDS

Crashed during a short-field takeoff, private strip near Hereford, 31 July 2015.


The aircraft rotated to an excessive nose-up attitude during a ‘short-field’ takeoff. The aircraft became airborne but its airspeed was too low and reducing. The aircraft turned right and its rotor blades struck the ground. The pilot and passenger received minor injuries but the aircraft was destroyed.

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Rotorsport UK Calidus, G-CLDS 12-15

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Published 10 December 2015