ACCIDENT: Czech Aircraft Works, CZAW Sportcruiser, EI-EDJ Fethard Airfield, Co. Tipperary, 28 December 2014: Report 2015-004

The Pilot was attempting to take-off from Runway (RWY) 25 at Fethard Airfield. The aircraft lifted momentarily from the runway. It then settled back on the runway when the Pilot adjusted the aircraft pitch with forward control column input. This resulted in a loss of airspeed. The Pilot decided to discontinue the take-off. During the subsequent roll-out, the aircraft departed the runway end, onto soft ground, where the nose wheel collapsed and the propeller struck the ground. There were no injuries.
Occurrence Date: 
Sunday, 28 December, 2014
Report Date: 
Thursday, 26 March, 2015