RAF 2000 GTX-SE, G-HOWL, 31 March 2007



The aircraft encountered an unexpectedly high rate of descent during a downwind takeoff. The pilot then attempted to manoeuvre the aircraft and climb at an airspeed at which the aircraft was unlikely to be able to maintain height. Although the pilot lowered the nose in an attempted to recover the aircraft to stable flight, there was insufficient height remaining in which to do so before it impacted the ground. There was no indication that the aircraft was unserviceable prior to the flight.

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