AAIB investigation to FLS Aerospace Sprint 160, G-SCLX

Failure to clear obstacles during takeoff, Kirdford, West Sussex, 10 April 2014.


The aircraft lifted off from a private grass airstrip but failed to climb away. Its tail struck a wire fence at the end of the strip and the aircraft was bought to a stop in the field beyond. The aircraft, which was taking off in calm conditions with an increased flap setting, appeared to have encountered conditions which exceeded its performance capabilities.

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FLS Aerospace Sprint 160 G-SCLX 08-14.pdf (160.86 kb)

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Published 10 December 2014