Piper PA-28-181 Cherokee Archer II, G-BVOA, 31 July 2007
Piper PA-28-181 Cherokee Archer II, G-BVOA
The pilot had intended to carry out a local VFR flight from Rochester. During the takeoff run, vibration was experienced, which stopped when the nose wheel left the ground. After takeoff, the stall warner sounded and the aircraft’s wing was then seen to drop, recover, and then drop again, after which it landed back on the grass runway. Heavy vibration was again experienced and the pilot became concerned that the aircraft would ‘nose over’ and so modulated his braking. The aircraft failed to stop before leaving the runway and ran down an embankment, coming to rest next to a public road; the occupants received minor injuries.
Date of occurrence: 31 July 2007