ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 1028
Last updated: 19 December 2014
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Date:24-AUG-2000
Time:11:25
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
Airplane damage: Substantial
Location:Fenland Aerodrome -   United Kingdom
Phase: Taxi
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Fenland Aerodrome
Destination airport:Earls Colne, Essex
Narrative:
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 18/8/2012

Sources:
1. http://www.caa.co.uk/application.aspx?catid=60&pagetype=65&appid=1&mode=reg&fullregmark=AJIT
2. http://www.auster.ukf.net/p23.htm
3. http://www.aaib.gov.uk/cms_resources.cfm?file=/dft_avsafety_pdf_500451.pdf
4. http://www.abpic.co.uk/search.php?q=G-AJIT&u=reg

Auster J1 Kingsland, G-AJIT

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
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]
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