Robin DR400/180 Regent, G-CBMT
The aircraft was departing Runway 10 with a surface wind of 020º/14 kt. As the aircraft lifted off, the left wing lifted and the right wing contacted the runway surface. The pilot closed the throttle and the nose landing gear collapsed as it struck the runway. The propeller also contacted the runway stopping the engine. The pilot was unable to maintain the runway centreline and the aircraft departed the left side of the runway. He believed that a gust of wind from the left had caught the aircraft just at the point of lift off and he had not been able to prevent the right wing touching the ground. He considered that the loss of directional control was due to the collapsed nose landing gear.
Robin DR400 180 Regent, G-CBMT 08-10.pdf (276.52 kb)