Jabiru UL, G-OMHP
The pilot had rigged the aircraft prior to being inspected and test flown by a Light Aircraft Association (LAA) inspector. Whilst awaiting his arrival the pilot decided to conduct a ‘practice takeoff’ - essentially an accelerate-stop manoeuvre on the runway. However, at about 50 kt the aircraft started to drift to the right and the pilot was unable to prevent the aircraft from departing the runway and striking an earth bank. It was subsequently found that a safety pin, which retained a pin attaching the right-hand flap to its operating linkage, was missing. However, it could not be determined whether this was a factor in the accident.
Jabiru UL, G-OMHP 12-10.pdf (264.72 kb)