The flight instructor and a student pilot were practicing touch-and-go landings in the Beech Musketeer. The CFI noted there was a “light” crosswind from the right.
During the takeoff roll, the plane encountered a low-level wind shear just as it was beginning to rotate.
The nose and right wing lifted up until the left wing hit rudder to stop the yaw. The airplane went off the side of the runway, hitting a runway light and a distance marking sign.
The left aileron and the nacelle firewall were bent and wrinkled.
The NTSB determined the probable cause was the student pilot’s failure to maintain directional control during the takeoff ground roll in crosswind conditions, and the flight instructor’s delayed remedial action.
NTSB Identification: WPR13CA124
This February 2013 accident report is provided by the National Transportation Safety Board. Published as an educational tool, it is intended to help pilots learn from the misfortunes of others.