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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 121037
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Date:24-MAY-2001
Time:18:22
Type:Silhouette image of generic Y18T model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Yakovlev Yak-18T
Owner/operator:Private
Registration: RA-01370
C/n / msn: 22202032912
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Airplane damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:1 mile SW of Old Sarum, Salisbury, Wiltshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: Approach
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Wickenby, Lincolnshire (EGNW)
Destination airport:Old Sarum Airfield, Wiltshire (EGLS)
Narrative:
Crash landed in a field one miles south west of Old Sarum Airfield, Old Sarum, SalIsbury, Wiltshire when the engine failed. The aircraft was on its first flight after an engine change. The pilot (the sole person on board) sustained minor injuries. According to the following excerpt from the official AAIB report into the accident:

"With some ten minutes of flying time remaining to his destination, the aircraft passed Thruxton airfield to the south. Shortly after this and still at 3,000 feet, the engine began to cough violently and continuously. It was apparent to the pilot that he would need to land quickly and that Thruxton and Old Sarum were probably the same flying time away. Boscombe Down was the nearest airfield but with his radio not transmitting and Old Sarum only 5 miles to the south west, he elected to continue to Old Sarum.

The pilot intended to maintain his altitude until overhead Old Sarum, and then make a right descending turn to land on Runway 06. Due to his high workload and the haze he flew beyond the airfield and had to turn back, approaching from the south. On sighting the runway the pilot lowered the flaps and landing gear but was still at about 500 feet as he passed over the runway threshold.

At that point the engine was coughing continuously but some power was still available. Given the seriousness of the situation the pilot did consider a landing on Runway 06 from but from his position he knew it would result in a serious overrun and so he continued the right turn to re-position for the runway. Shortly after the turn was commenced and at about one mile south west of Runway 06 with height estimated at about 200 feet, the engine stopped completely.

The only possible landing area was a field which the pilot had noticed earlier which was sloping and rough but was
clear of the built up area. Although high, the pilot managed to touch down heavily and fast in the field, the aircraft rolled a short distance and then flipped over onto its back. The pilot broke a window and exited the aircraft with minor injuries. He later switched off the fuel and ignition before being taken to hospital by ambulance. The emergency services attended the scene within seven minutes of the accident."

Damage sustained to airframe: Per the AAIB report "Aircraft substantially damaged". Damaged airframe acquired by Lincoln Yak Aviation; damaged fuselage seen White Waltham 12-03-2007 also marked as 'LY-AOO' (see c/no. 22202040425), c/n plate checked as '32912'; remains seen still at White Waltham 08-04-2015

Sources:
1. http://www.scramble.nl/soviet-database?af=59964&bt=202&view=details
2. AAIB: https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/media/5422f882ed915d13740006cf/dft_avsafety_pdf_502321.pdf
3. Remains of RA-01370 Yakovlev 18 @ White Waltham: http://www.flickr.com/photos/24739551@N03/8242676220/


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
10-Mar-2011 13:32 TB Added
24-May-2013 18:31 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Total fatalities, Location, Destination airport, Source, Embed code, Narrative]
24-May-2013 18:37 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Departure airport, Embed code, Narrative]
25-Oct-2013 09:51 TB Updated [Operator, Location, Phase, Destination airport, Source, Embed code, Narrative]
17-Jul-2016 11:47 Dr.John Smith Updated [Operator, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
17-Jul-2016 11:48 Dr.John Smith Updated [Narrative]
17-Jul-2016 11:50 Dr.John Smith Updated [Source, Narrative]
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