Pilot walks away from this plane crash

Pilot walks away from this plane crash
2021-01-18 05:00:00
A pilot had a miraculous escape after his light aircraft crashed into a huge stack of hay bales shortly after take-off. The man was taking off from an air strip at his farm in Hutton Cranswick near Driffield, heading to Beverley Airfield in a Savannah VG small aircraft when it struck a bump. The jolt caused the pilot’s knee to touch the flap lever and resulted in the plane stalling shortly after take-off. Fortunately, the plane crashed into a 30ft stack of hay bales on a farm and despite the plane ending up a crumpled wreck, the 38-year-old pilot walked away with minor injuries. To get the Hull Live headlines every day, simply pop your email address into the sign-up box just beneath the picture at the top of this article. The Air Accident Investigation Branch carried out an investigation and has now published a report into the accident on June 25 last year. The report says: “The pilot had prepared for a local evening flight from his home farm strip to Beverley Airfield and, after completing the pre-flight checks, he lined the aircraft up on an easterly heading to take off into a light wind. “Approximately two thirds along the ground roll, the pilot reported that he felt one of the main wheels strike a bump which caused his knee to touch the
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