AAIB investigation to Stewart S-51D Mustang, G-CGOI

Loss of control on takeoff, Benwick, Cambridgeshire, 2 August 2015.


The pilot lost directional control of the aircraft shortly after commencing the takeoff run. The aircraft left the side of the runway and became airborne for a short while before rolling to the left. The left wing tip struck the ground and the aircraft yawed left, coming to rest extensively damaged but in an upright attitude. The pilot sustained minor injuries.

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