Rans S6-116 Coyote II, G-BWWP
The pilot started the engine and allowed it to warm up before taxiing to the end of the runway. He then completed the pre-takeoff checks, before taking off normally. As the aircraft climbed away the engine started to run roughly and vibrate, and the engine speed dropped. The pilot lowered the nose to maintain airspeed. He flared as the aircraft neared the ground but the left wing dropped and the aircraft struck a hedge. The pilot and passenger exited without injury.
The cause of the engine problem was not established, although carburettor icing was considered a possible cause by the pilot.
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