Piper PA-28-140 Cherokee, G-AZWE
The aircraft was departing from Netherthorpe’s Runway 06 with no headwind and an OAT of 29?C. After the pilot rotated, the aircraft became airborne but then sank back down onto the runway with the airspeed stagnated. It crossed the airfield boundary, with the throttle closed, and hit a stone wall approximately 75 m beyond the runway’s end which rendered both occupants unconscious. The aircraft did not catch fire. Given the aircraft’s configuration, weight, weather and runway conditions at the time, it was determined that there was insufficient take-off run available for the aircraft to become safely airborne.
Published 10 December 2014