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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 137110
Last updated: 20 April 2018
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Time:17:30 local
Type:Mainair Scorcher
Registration: G-MVBE
C/n / msn: 661-688-6-W4
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Airplane damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Seaville, near Silloth, Cumbria -   United Kingdom
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Seaville, near Silloth, Cumbira
Destination airport:Seaville, near Silloth, Cumbira
Investigating agency: AAIB
The pilot was returning from a local flight to land at a private grass airstrip near Seaville, Cumbria. The airstrip has a single 180 metre runway on a heading of approximately 260/080 degrees and bounded by a hedge. The pilot had landed at the airstrip before, but had previously joined overhead before flying a circuit to position for landing. On this occasion, he positioned the aircraft onto a long final approach for Runway 26 from an altitude of about 3,000 feet, and about 6 nautical miles from the runway.

As he passed the position where he would normally turn from base leg onto the final approach, he realised that he was lower than normal, but considered that the approach path was still acceptable. As the aircraft overflew the airstrip boundary, the undercarriage struck the hedge and the aircraft impacted the ground heavily. The pilot suffered serious injuries and was airlifted to hospital.

The pilot stated that, when realising that he was below his normal descent path, he should have carried out a go-around."

The AAIB report notes that the aircraft was "destroyed". Registration G-MVBE cancelled by the CAA as "Permanently withdrawn from use" 06-09-2011


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2. CAA:

Revision history:

03-Jul-2011 11:48 gerard57 Added
09-Sep-2011 05:57 harro Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Registration, Operator, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
15-Sep-2012 16:08 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Cn, Location, Source, Embed code, Narrative]
15-Sep-2012 16:11 Dr. John Smith Updated [Embed code, Damage]
26-Aug-2015 22:25 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Embed code, Narrative]
05-Dec-2016 22:36 Dr.John Smith Updated [Location, Source, Narrative]

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