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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 235850
Last updated: 14 October 2020
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Type:Silhouette image of generic XL2 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Liberty XL_2
Registration: N518XL
C/n / msn: 0013
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Minor
Location:5 miles west of Biggin Hill Airfield, Kent, England, -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Biggin Hill Airfield (EGKB), Biggin Hill, Kent, England, UK.
Destination airport:Biggin Hill Airfield (EGKB), Biggin Hill, Kent, England, UK.
Following climb out from Biggin Hill Airfield and when at cruising altitude, the aircraft door suddenly blew open, tearing off the pilots glasses and headset. With the use of the transponder and his spare glasses he was able to return safely to Biggin Hill Airfield.

Sources: - AAIB Bulletin No: 3/2018 Ref: EW/G2018/01/03


Photo of N518XL courtesy

Old Buckenham (EGSV)
21 March 2010; (c) John Allan

Gamston (Retford) Airport (EGNE), Retford, Nottinghamshire, England, UK. - 5th July 2009

Revision history:

09-May-2020 23:37 Peter Clarke Added

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