Piper PA-32RT-300 Cherokee Lance II, G-RHHT, 3 June 2011

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Summary:

The aircraft struck a hedge at the aerodrome boundary during an attempted takeoff. It’s weight and centre of gravity (CG) were outside the flight envelope, and the runway length was marginal for takeoff. These factors probably combined to cause the pilot to over-control the aircraft in pitch, and the aircraft to fail to gain height after takeoff.

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