Accident Piper L-18C (modified) Super Cub G-BPJH,
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Date:Monday 1 June 2009
Type:Silhouette image of generic PA18 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Piper L-18C (modified) Super Cub
Registration: G-BPJH
MSN: 18-1980
Year of manufacture:1952
Engine model:Continental C90-14F
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:Blackhill Airfield, Draperstone, County Londonderry, Northern Ireland -   United Kingdom
Phase: Approach
Departure airport:Blackhill Airfield, Co. Londonderry, Northern Ireland
Destination airport:Blackhill Airfield, Co. Londonderry, Northern Ireland
Investigating agency: AAIB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Written off (damaged beyond repair) 01-06-2009 when crashed at Blackhill Airfield, Draperstone, County Londonderry, Northern Ireland. During the latter stages of the approach to his home airstrip, the pilot realised that he was too low, and increased engine power. Before the aircraft could respond, it struck a hedge near the threshold of the strip with sufficient force to tear off the landing gear.

Aircraft deemed to have been "damaged beyond economical repair", and registration G-BPJH cancelled by the CAA as aircraft "destroyed" 05-08-2009. However, despite this assertion, G-BPJH was sold on to new owners and rebuilt, taking on the new registration G-RCUB on 13-12-2012. As G-RCUB, it was written off in a separate crash on 25-12-2013 at Tandragee Airfield, County Armagh (which see)

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: AAIB
Report number: EW/G2009/06/03
Status: Investigation completed
Download report: Final report


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2. 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
25 December 2013 G-RCUB Private 0 Kernan Airfield, Tandragee, Craigavon, Co Armagh, N. Ireland sub

Revision history:

12-Nov-2009 00:25 harro Added
14-Aug-2010 09:53 TB Updated [Aircraft type, Location]
15-Oct-2012 11:21 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Operator, Source, Embed code, Narrative]
06-Nov-2016 19:56 Dr.John Smith Updated [Operator, Location, Departure airport, Source, Embed code, Narrative]

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