Rans S6-ES Coyote II, G-RTHS, 26 June 2011
Rans S6-ES Coyote II, G-RTHS
During the takeoff run the aircraft began deviating to the left, towards a parked flex-wing aircraft, despite the pilot applying full right rudder and stick. On realising that he would not be able to avoid the parked aircraft, he deliberately lifted into the air with insufficient airspeed. Having missed the flex-wing he then tried to turn his aircraft to become parallel with the runway. During this manoeuvre, carried out with insufficient airspeed, the left wing dropped causing the aircraft to turn to the left again and head towards a mower with two people beside it. The pilot then attempted to turn sharply to the right with some success, but the left wing dropped and struck the ground, levelling the aircraft and altering its direction of travel again. The aircraft crossed the runway and a taxiway before colliding with a sea wall.
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Published: 10 December 2014
Date of occurrence: 26 June 2011