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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 122535
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Date:19-MAY-2011
Time:14:00
Type:Silhouette image of generic C152 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna FA.152 Aerobat (Reims)
Owner/operator:Leicestershire Aero Club Ltd
Registration: G-LEIC
C/n / msn: FA152-0416
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Airplane damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:near Kilby, Leicestershire 7 km SSW of Leicester Airport -   United Kingdom
Phase: Initial climb
Nature:Training
Departure airport:Leicester Airport, Stoughton, Leicestershire (EGBG)
Destination airport:Leicester Airport, Stoughton, Leicestershire (EGBG)
Narrative:
Written off (damaged beyond repair) 19-05-2011 when force landed due to engine failure near Kilby, Leicestershire 7 km South South West of Leicester Airport; no injuries sustained to the two person on board (instructor and pilot under training). According to the following excerpt from the official AAIB report into the accident:

"Shortly after the aircraft departed Leicester Airport and was climbing through about 1,700 feet, the engine suddenly lost power. The pilot reported that all engine indications had been normal until the engine rpm suddenly dropped from about 2,450 rpm to a near-idle rpm. He tried pumping the throttle and this produced brief bursts of power of up to 2,400 rpm, but it was insufficient to maintain level flight.

He checked that the mixture was set to RICH, and that the fuel and magnetos were selected ON. He also selected carburettor heat ON. This had no effect, so he selected a field, and proceeded to set up for a forced landing. The aircraft made a normal touchdown in the field, but during the ground roll the,nose wheel hit a furrow causing the nose leg to separate and the aircraft to invert.

The pilot and his passenger sustained minor injuries, and were able to exit the aircraft via the side doors."

Nature of Damage sustained to airframe: Per the AAIB report "Nose gear leg separated, damage to propeller, upper
wing surface and vertical tail". The damage was presumably sever enough to render the airframe as a write off for insurance purposes, and the registration G-LEIC was cancelled by the CAA on 29-11-2011 as "Permanently withdrawn from use"

Sources:
1. AAIB: https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/media/5422f9b140f0b613420006d3/Reims_Cessna_FA152_Aerobat__G-LEIC_10-11.pdf
2. CAA: https://publicapps.caa.co.uk/modalapplication.aspx?catid=1&pagetype=65&appid=1&mode=reg&fullregmark=LEIC
3. http://www.harboroughmail.co.uk/news/local-news/two_injured_after_plane_crashes_in_field_1_2698035
4. http://coptercrazy.brinkster.net/search/f151show.asp?start=401&count=50
5. http://www.pprune.org/private-flying/452398-leicester-incident.html
6. http://forum.keypublishing.com/showthread.php?109102-Two-escape-after-plane-crashes-in-field-near-Kilby
7. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-leicestershire-13463616
8. http://www.airport-data.com/aircraft/photo/000354510.html


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
20-May-2011 06:23 harro Added
26-Sep-2011 11:14 Uli Elch Updated [Aircraft type, Cn, Location, Departure airport, Narrative]
14-Oct-2011 11:43 harro Updated [Time, Source, Narrative]
16-Sep-2012 16:53 Dr. John Smith Updated [Location, Source, Embed code, Damage, Narrative]
13-Oct-2012 17:44 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Location, Source, Embed code, Damage, Narrative]
01-Dec-2016 22:33 Dr. John Smith Updated [Location, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
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