CZAW SportCruiser, G-OCRZ
During the takeoff roll, the aircraft failed to accelerate as expected and the pilot elected to abandon the takeoff by closing the throttle and applying the brakes. He was unable to stop the aircraft before the end of the runway and steered onto open ground to the right, where the left wing and a propeller blade tip struck a wooden post in the ground, before the aircraft came to a stop. The pilot considered that the accident was caused by a poor choice of runway, given the wind direction, and his delay in electing to abandon the takeoff based on his belief that the downward slope of the runway would assist with the acceleration of the aircraft.
Published 10 December 2014