Cyclone AX3/503, G-MYFZ
The pilot intended to conduct a simulated engine failure after takeoff. However, the climb-out was steep when the engine was ‘failed’, with the result that the airspeed reduced rapidly; the aircraft stalled at a height of approximately 100 ft. With insufficient height to recover fully, it landed heavily on the runway, nosewheel first, which resulted in substantial damage and minor injuries to the occupants.
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Date of occurrence: 17 October 2008