AAIB investigation to Wittman W10 Tailwind, G-BOIB

Failure to become airborne, private airstrip near Winchester, 21 April 2014.


The aircraft failed to get airborne in the distance available and overran into a hedge. The pilot thought that carburettor icing was a probable factor in the accident, together with long wet grass that the aircraft encountered during takeoff and a possible adverse effect on performance of a recently fitted propeller.

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Wittman W10 Tailwind G-BOIB 09-14.pdf (148.20 kb)

Published 10 December 2014