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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 141
Last updated: 26 February 2017
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Type:Silhouette image of generic DH2T model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland Canada DHC-2 Turbo-Beaver
Owner/operator:Para Flite
Registration: OY-JRR
C/n / msn: 1632TB18
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 9
Other fatalities:0
Airplane damage: Substantial
Location:Lashendon (Headcorn) Airfield, Headcorn, Ashford, Kent -   United Kingdom
Phase: Take off
Departure airport:Lashenden (Headcorn) Airfield, Kent (EGKH)
Destination airport:Lashenden (Headcorn) Airfield, Kent (EGKH)
Substantially damaged 11.03.2007 when crashed on take off from Lashendon (Headcorn) Airfield, Headcorn, Ashford, Kent. The pilot was killed, but the eight parachutists on board survived, According to the following excerpt from the official AAIB report into the accident:

"The accident occurred on the pilot’s eleventh flight of the day. Prior to the flight, the aircraft was refueled with
a further 100 litres at 15:55 hours. Shortly before 16:05 hours the aircraft taxied to Runway 21. It appeared to accelerate normally but at no time was the tail seen to rise in its usual manner prior to becoming airborne. On board, the experienced jump-master noticed that the aircraft was passing the aerodrome refueling installation and several aircraft parked close to the runway, beyond the intersection of Runway 21 with Runway 29.

He was aware that the aircraft had now passed the point where it would normally become airborne. Almost simultaneously, he heard the pilot shout “Abort”. One of the parachutists shouted to the other occupants “Brace - Brace, everyone on the floor”. The aircraft stopped abruptly when its left wing and cockpit collided with a camouflaged F100 fighter aircraft" [static display F-100F 56-3938] which was parked as a museum exhibit to the left of the southern edge of Runway 21.

The occupants of the cabin were able to vacate the aircraft with mutual assistance. Members of the aerodrome fire
service extinguished a small fire, which had started in the area of the engine, and other witnesses helped the
occupants to move away from the aircraft. The pilot, however, remained unconscious in the cockpit. He was attended subsequently by paramedics and taken to hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries".

Danish registration OY-JRR cancelled 02.07.2008. The Beaver was rebuilt as N338DP, and registered to D.A.Peters in Anchorage, Alaska. On 16.07.2009 re-registered as N94DN to Douglas Aviation (South Barrington, Illinois)


1. AAIB:

Revision history:

22-Jan-2008 05:03 harro Added
17-Feb-2010 04:32 RobertMB Updated [Cn, Narrative]
18-Jul-2011 13:48 TB Updated [Aircraft type, Cn, Operator, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
22-Jul-2011 13:46 TB Updated [Operator]
07-Dec-2014 17:19 Dr. John Smith Updated [Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Embed code, Narrative]
06-Sep-2016 14:57 Dr.John Smith Updated [Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
06-Sep-2016 15:00 Dr.John Smith Updated [Source]
06-Sep-2016 15:01 Dr.John Smith Updated [Narrative]

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