Rans S6-ES Coyote II, G-CDGH
A new syndicate member was making his second familiarisation flight in the aircraft, in the company of an experienced syndicate member. During takeoff, the aircraft drifted to the left of the runway and collided with two parked flex-wing microlight aircraft, causing substantial damage to all three aircraft. It was concluded by the more experienced pilot that the accident occurred because the aircraft took off with insufficient airspeed, combined with the full-throttle torque effect, which occurred in the opposite direction to that on aircraft previously flown by the new pilot. The handling pilot considered that there may have been an increase in the crosswind component that was not apparent prior to takeoff.
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Date of occurrence: 25 August 2007