- Air Accidents Investigation Branch
- 10 December 2015
- Date of occurrence:
- 31 July 2015
- Aircraft category:
- Sport aviation and balloons
- Report type:
- Bulletin - Correspondence investigation
- Aircraft type:
- Rotorsport UK Calidus
- Hereford Golf Academy, Hereford
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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Published: 10 December 2015
Date of occurrence: 31 July 2015