AAIB investigation to Piper L18C Super Cub, G-AXLZ

Wake vortex encounter during takeoff, Shoreham Airport, West Sussex, 18 July 2016.


During takeoff the aircraft encountered a wake vortex system from a helicopter which had hover-taxied across the runway approximately two minutes earlier. The pilot was unable to correct the roll, induced by the vortex system, before the aircraft struck the ground.

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Published 13 April 2017