'Wind' caused microlight crash at Broadmeadow Farm in Hereford

Related Stories

A sudden gust of wind forced a microlight off a runway and onto its side as it tried to take off, a report has concluded.

The 47-year-old pilot was taking off from Broadmeadow Farm in Hereford when the crash happened on 24 November.

He escaped uninjured but damage was done to the Quik GTR microlight's wing fabric and propeller.

An Air Accidents Investigation Branch report said wind and the "damp runway grass" led to a loss of control.

More on This Story

Related Stories

The BBC is not responsible for the content of external Internet sites

BBC Hereford & Worcester

Weather

Worcester

Min. Night 10 °C

Features

  • Peaky Blinders publicity shotBrum do

    Why is the Birmingham accent so difficult to mimic?


  • Oliver CromwellA brief history

    The 900 year story behind the creation of a UK parliament


  • TheatreBard taste? Watch

    Are trailer videos on social media spoiling theatre?


  • A dog being dragged along the roadFlesh search

    An abused dog leads to an online hunt for the perpetrator


  • John Graham (right) and wife Susan held a press conference in Charlottesville, Virginia, on 21 September 2014Risky manoeuvre

    Hostages' families roll the dice with public appeals for release


BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.