ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 141399
Last updated: 24 October 2014
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Date:02-JAN-2012
Time:14:20 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic P28R model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Piper PA-28R-180 Cherokee Arrow
Owner/operator:March Flying Group (Trustee)
Registration: G-AWBA
C/n / msn: 28R-30528
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Airplane damage: Substantial
Location:Stapleford Aerodrome - EGSG -   United Kingdom
Phase: Landing
Nature:Private
Departure airport:EGSG
Destination airport:EGSG
Narrative:
The accident occurred as the aircraft was approaching to land at Stapleford following an uneventful general handling flight. On board were the pilot and his passenger, also a qualified private pilot. runway 22L was in use, with a west-south-westerly surface wind of about 13 kt. The weather was fine, with good visibility and scattered clouds.

The aircraft joined the circuit and established on what appeared to be a normal, stabilised approach at 87 mph IAS, with the landing gear and three stages of flap extended. The pilot recalled the wind starting to buffet the aircraft and his next recollection was of being at very low height with bushes immediately ahead. The aircraft struck the bushes and stopped abruptly, in a nose-down attitude, about 20 m before the start of the runway (the actual threshold was displaced by 177 m).

The pilot believed that wind shear may have been a factor in the accident. Registration G-AWBA cancelled by the CAA 2/3/2012 as aircraft "destroyed"

Sources:
http://www.aaib.gov.uk/publications/bulletins/may_2012/piper_pa_28r_180_cherokee_arrow__g_awba.cfm
http://www.caa.co.uk/application.aspx?catid=60&pagetype=65&appid=1&mode=reg&fullregmark=AWBA
http://www.eveningstar.co.uk/news/romford_lucky_escape_for_two_men_following_light_aircraft_incident_in_essex_1_1166914
http://www.guardian-series.co.uk/news/9448644.EPPING_FOREST__Planes_crash_and_catch_fire_on_district_s_airfields/

G-AWBA

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
03-Jan-2012 05:08 RobertMB Added
04-Jan-2012 09:32 RobertMB Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Operator, Narrative]
11-May-2012 01:50 harro Updated [Source, Narrative]
19-Aug-2012 17:19 Dr. John Smith Updated [Source, Embed code, Narrative]
19-Aug-2012 17:20 Dr. John Smith Updated [Embed code, Narrative]
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