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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 1028
Last updated: 25 July 2020
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Type:Silhouette image of generic J1 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Auster J/1 Kingsland
Owner/operator:G-AJIT Group
Registration: G-AJIT
C/n / msn: 2337
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Fenland Airfield, Holbeach St. Johns, Spalding, Lincolnshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: Taxi
Departure airport:Fenland Airfield, Holbeach St. Johns, Lincolnshire (EGCL)
Destination airport:Earls Colne, Essex (EGSR)
Investigating agency: AAIB
The aircraft was taxiing for departure from Runway 36 at Fenland for a flight to Earls Colne. While concentrating on several factors, such as avoidance of a drain which ran parallel to the runway, marker boards and a helicopter hovering close by, the pilot did not see a LITAS approach aid light unit to the side of the taxiway, near the holding point for Runway 36.

The aircraft impacted the light unit with its left main wheel, which caused the aircraft to tip onto its nose. The propeller struck the ground and the engine stopped instantly. The aircraft came to rest with its left wheel up against the steel upright of the light unit.

Subsequent engineering inspection ascertained that the engine crankshaft was cracked in four places. Bent propeller. Dent in the left cowling. Engine crankshaft cracked. Later repaired and photographed still flying 22/5/2014


1. AAIB:
2. CAA:

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: AAIB
Status: Investigation completed
Download report: Final report

G-AJIT Auster J-1 Kingsland (9693167354)


Photo of G-AJIT courtesy

Northampton - Sywell (EGBK / ORM)
31 August 2013; (c) R.A.Scholefield

Revision history:

26-Jan-2008 22:44 JINX Added
29-Sep-2012 19:09 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Operator, Source, Embed code, Narrative]
25-May-2013 22:49 Dr. John Smith Updated [Source, Embed code, Narrative]
10-Jul-2016 23:09 Dr.John Smith Updated [Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Embed code, Narrative]

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