Acrosport 1, G-BSHY
The pilot was attempting to land at a grass airstrip and after touching down long decided to initiate a go around. Whilst climbing away the pilot failed to maintain the runway centreline and the aircraft hit a tree next to the airstrip. The pilot was aware that the tree existed however the poor forward visibility offered by this type of aircraft had masked the position of tree whilst on the approach and go around. The pilot sustained serious leg injuries, but was saved from further injuries due to the fact he was wearing a four point harness and flying helmet.
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