Runway overrun after attempted go-around, Cranfield Airport, Bedfordshire, 3 September 2021
This statement provides an update on the ongoing AAIB investigation into an accident involving DA 40 NG aircraft, G-CTSR, which overran the runway during an attempted go-around at Cranfield Airport, Bedfordshire, on 3 September 2021.
While flying a visual circuit, the student pilot elected to go around because the approach was unstable. During the go-around, the aircraft descended as it flew along the runway and subsequently struck the perimeter hedge, coming to rest in an adjacent field. The pilot sustained minor injuries.
The investigation is complete and the final report into the accident is expected to be published later this year.