Zenair CH 601HD Zodiac, G-BVAC, 22 August 2013

Zenair CH 601HD Zodiac, G-BVAC


During takeoff, the cockpit canopy became unlatched and started to lift. The pilot grabbed the canopy pull cord to prevent it lifting further, but the aircraft entered a shallow dive, resulting in the nose and right hand landing gears striking the runway. The nose gear collapsed and the propeller disintegrated after striking the ground.

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Published 10 December 2014