Thruster TST Mk 1, G-MTPY, 9 June 2013
Thruster TST Mk1, G-MTPY
The pilot lined up on Runway 26 and set takeoff power. The aircraft became airborne and initially achieved the normal rate of climb but shortly after there was a marked reduction in the rate of climb. The pilot lowered the nose in order to maintain airspeed, but the aircraft struck a tree at the end of the runway before landing heavily, seriously injuring both people onboard.
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Published: 10 December 2014
Date of occurrence: 9 June 2013