ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 144459
Last updated: 21 September 2014
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Date:17-MAR-2012
Time:13:10 LT
Type:Mainair Gemini Flash IIA
Owner/operator:Private
Registration: G-MVSN
C/n / msn: 754-589-7-W5
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Other fatalities:0
Airplane damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Eshott Airfield, Bockenfield, near Felton, Northumberland -   United Kingdom
Phase: Standing
Nature:Training
Departure airport:Eshott, Northumberland
Destination airport:
Narrative:
An ultra light aircraft crashed near the runway at Eshott Airfield, Bockenfield, near Felton, Nortumberland, at 1:10 pm on Saturday 17 March 2012.

According to some reports, there was no-one in the aircraft at the time of the accident. The airfield's owner said the novice pilot was running the engine of a microlight at full power (throttle fully open) when it began to move unexpectedly.

He jumped out, and with no-one on board, the microlight went some way into the air, looped the loop and crashed down in the field, where it burst into flames. The pilot was found laying on the grass a fair distance from wreckage, relatively unscathed. The pilot suffered an serious leg injury but he is not thought to be seriously hurt.

Registration G-MVSN cancelled by the CAA on 22/10/2012

Sources:
http://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/north-east-news/evening-chronicle-news/2012/03/17/light-aircraft-crashes-in-northumberland-airfield-72703-30560157/
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-tyne-17415029
http://www.northumbria.police.uk/news_and_events/media_centre/news_releases/details.asp?id=56882
http://www.caa.co.uk/application.aspx?catid=60&pagetype=65&appid=1&mode=reg&fullregmark=MVSN
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2116420/Microlight-pilot-jumps-safety-aircraft-takes-crashes-flames-throttle-got-jammed.html
http://www.microlightforum.com/showthread.php?6756-Flexwing-crashes-at-Eshott
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eshott_Airfield


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
17-Mar-2012 08:45 gerard57 Added
17-Mar-2012 16:17 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Location, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
17-Mar-2012 16:20 Dr. John Smith Updated [Damage, Narrative]
17-Mar-2012 23:13 RobertMB Updated [Time, Aircraft type]
28-Apr-2013 02:01 94.197.127.91 Updated [Phase, Nature, Narrative, Plane category, ]
11-May-2013 11:14 Dr. John Smith Updated [Registration, Cn, Source, Narrative]
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