EV-97 TeamEurostar UK, G-IHOT, 16 June 2006

EV-97 TeamEurostar UK, G-IHOT

Summary:

During the takeoff ground roll the aircraft pitched up earlier than the pilot had expected. He lowered the nose to prevent a premature liftoff but then the aircraft started turning rapidly to the left. The pilot was unable to correct for the left hand turn in time and the left wing tip hit high grass in a field adjacent to the runway. Then the aircraft spun almost 180 degrees to the left causing the right main gear leg to separate, the nose gear to collapse and the propeller to hit the ground. In an honest and open report the pilot stated that the basic cause of the accident was his ‘failure to make an immediate and appropriate correction to the left turn as soon as this turn became apparent.’

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