Piper PA-28-161 Cherokee Warrior II, G-EMSL
The accident occurred during a check flight, with a PPL holder and an instructor on board. The crew had briefed for a ‘touch-and-go’ at Rochester Airport. However, the aircraft landed a long way into the runway and, although the pilot applied the brakes with the intention of stopping, the instructor took control and opened the throttle in an attempt to take off. By this time there was insufficient runway remaining; the aircraft struck some small trees and came to rest on an embankment at the airfield boundary.
Date of occurrence: 21 February 2009