Piper PA-23-250 Aztec, G-BBEY
The aircraft had just undergone a period of maintenance and was on its first flight after it had been completed. On take off it became apparent that there was a problem with one or both engines and the pilot, having got airborne attempted to return to the airfield. The aircraft bounced on landing and the pilot attempted a go around with the aircraft still at low speed. He then banked the aircraft steeply to the left shortly after which it is believed he lost directional control of the aircraft before then stalling at a height too low to be able to recover, the aircraft crashed and caught fire.
Piper PA-23-250 Aztec, G-BBEY 08-07.pdf (346.17 kb)
Date of occurrence: 29 June 2006