Accident Piper L-18C Super Cub G-RCUB,
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Date:Wednesday 25 December 2013
Type:Silhouette image of generic PA18 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Piper L-18C Super Cub
Registration: G-RCUB
MSN: 18-1980
Year of manufacture:1952
Engine model:Continental C90-14F
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Kernan Airfield, Tandragee, Craigavon, Co Armagh, N. Ireland -   United Kingdom
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Kernan Airfield, Mullahead Road, Tandrgee
Destination airport:Kernan Airfield, Mullahead Road, Tandrgee
Investigating agency: AAIB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
The plane crash landed under unknown circumstances at Kernan Airfield, Mullahead Road, Tandragee, Craigavon, Co Armagh, N. Ireland on Christmas Day (December 25) 2013. Both pilot and passenger were injured - described the the Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) as "walking wounded", and had to be taken to hospital.

The aircraft that crashed recently near Tandragee was registered as G-RCUB. It had previously been registered as G-BPJH,but it was written off in a landing accident in 2009. G-BPJH was yellow in colour with a black flash line, but when it was rebuilt and re-registered as G-RCUB when it was painted in a different colour scheme; Grey/Blue.

According to the summary from the official AAIB report into the accident:
"The aircraft was returning following a short local flight. The pilot noted that the wind conditions were such that the normal landing direction would incur a small tailwind component but he believed that this was preferable to an approach over trees at the other end of the runway. He stated that just before touchdown, the tailwind increased and he decided to go around. During the go-around, the aircraft struck the trees and crashed just beyond them."

Registration G-RCUB cancelled by the CAA on 1 September 2014

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: AAIB
Report number: EW/G2013/12/06
Status: Investigation completed
Download report: Final report


7. CAA:

History of this aircraft

Other occurrences involving this aircraft
20 August 2002 G-BPJH Private 0 Maze Racecourse, Lisburn, County Down, Northern Ireland sub
1 June 2009 G-BPJH Private 0 Blackhill Airfield, Draperstone, County Londonderry, Northern Ireland w/o

Revision history:

25-Dec-2013 18:52 gerard57 Added
25-Dec-2013 20:59 Geno Updated [Location, Destination airport, Source]
26-Dec-2013 14:28 aje Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Source, Damage]
27-Dec-2013 08:38 harro Updated [Aircraft type]
18-Apr-2014 17:57 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
18-Apr-2014 17:58 Dr. John Smith Updated [Narrative]
17-May-2014 22:29 Dr. John Smith Updated [Source, Narrative]
21-Jan-2015 16:48 Dr. John Smith Updated [Embed code]
21-Jan-2015 16:53 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Source, Narrative]
26-Sep-2015 22:06 Dr. John Smith Updated [Embed code]
26-Sep-2015 22:08 Dr. John Smith Updated [Departure airport]
21-Nov-2022 04:41 Ron Averes Updated [Location]

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