Aerotechnik EV-97 Eurostar, G-CBWG
Whilst attempting to take off from a grass farm strip in good weather and light winds, the pilot reported that having travelled approximately 150 m down the runway, the aircraft hit a bump and became airborne at an airspeed of between 45 and 50 mph. The aircraft flew level, about six feet off the ground for a short distance, before the right wing dropped, and it landed heavily back onto the runway. The resulting impact bent the left main gear and collapsed the nose gear, causing the propeller to strike the ground. The pilot and passenger were able to exit the aircraft uninjured.
Aerotechnik EV-97 Eurostar G-CBWG 12-12.pdf (171.75 kb)
Date of occurrence: 19 August 2012