Auster J5F Aiglet Trainer, G-AMZU
During the takeoff run the aircraft was slow to accelerate and, once airborne, it was slow to climb. As it passed over some trees, the aircraft appeared to stall at such a low level that recovery was impossible and it descended into the trees. A combination of factors contributed to a lift-off point that was further along the runway than expected. It is possible that the high density altitude contributed to degraded climb performance thereafter.
Auster J5F Aiglet Trainer, G-AMZU 02-10.pdf (308.40 kb)
Date of occurrence: 19 September 2009