Microlight Crashes in UK

Friday, September 19, 2008
By George Hatcher

What: microlight which crashed at 50mph, possibly planning a short flight around the Easingwold and Thirsk
Where: taking off a grass runway at Baxby Air Sports Club, Husthwaite, near Easingwold, North Yorkshire UK
When: 1.30pm Thursday
Who: the pilot, and a passenger were both taken to York District Hospital.
Why: Unable to reach the required take-off speed on wet ground, careered througha hedge at the end of the runway into a field. Air Accidents Investigation Branch is investigating

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