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Netherthorpe Airfield, Thorpe Salvin, Near Worksop, Nottinghamshire -
Netherthorpe Airfield, Nottinghamshire (EGNF)
Narrative: The aircraft failed to become airborne while taking off up-slope in light winds at close to maximum takeoff weight. The Cessna FRA150 Aerobat went through a hedge on takeoff from Netherthorpe Airfield, Thorpe Salvin, Near Worksop, Nottinghamshire, and flipped upside down before coming to rest on a road. The aircraft sustained substantial damage and the two passengers on board were treated at the scene for minor injuries.
According to the following extract from the official AAIB report into the accident:
"The pilot intended to conduct a local flight from Netherthorpe airfield, carrying one passenger. Runway 24 was in use, which is a grass runway, 553 metres long with a takeoff run available of 490 metres. The weather was suitable, with broken cloud cover, good visibility and a surface wind from 200 degrees at 5 knots. Runway 24 has an uphill gradient of 1.9%, and it was reported that some other aircraft had taken off on Runway 06.
With all normal checks completed satisfactorily, the pilot commenced the takeoff run. At 60 knots he pulled back on the control column and the aircraft became airborne for a short while before sinking back onto the runway. The pilot applied full wheel brakes but could not prevent the aircraft leaving the end of the runway.
It struck a hedge and turned over, coming to rest on its back. The pilot assisted his passenger out of the aircraft and then vacated the aircraft himself".