ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 145715
Last updated: 5 December 2013
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Narrative:The aircraft struck the ground in an erect spin and the pilot was seriously injured. The pilot had flown flexwing aircraft for several years but had very little experience flying three-axis aircraft.
|Type:||Team Minimax 93|
|C/n / msn:|| PFA 186-1310|
|Fatalities:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1|
|Airplane damage:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Location:||Newnham Way, Ashwell, near Baldock, Hertfordshire -
|Phase:|| En route|
The investigation did not reveal any pre-existing mechanical defects that would have affected the flight. The accident pilotís ability to control the aircraft may have been influenced by his lack of training or experience in three-axis aircraft and by his greater familiarity with flexwing aircraft. The aircraft was only permitted to fly in the hands of a designated test pilot who, had he been given this opportunity, may have been able to identify any unacceptable characteristics.
http://www.aaib.gov.uk/publications/bulletins/april_2013/team_minimax_93__g_cbpl.cfm http://www.cambridge-news.co.uk/Home/Plane-crash-near-Royston-18052012.htm http://www.itv.com/news/anglia/2012-05-19/pilot-suffers-life-threatening-injuries-in-crash/ http://www.heart.co.uk/cambridge/news/local/royston-plane-crash-man-critical/ http://forums.bmaa.org/default.aspx?f=15&m=115083 http://www.eastamb.nhs.uk/Default.aspx.LocID-00qnew0tj.RefLocID-00q00300a.Lang-EN.htm http://www.royston-crow.co.uk/news/pilot_hospitalised_with_life_threatening_injuries_after_ashwell_plane_crash_1_1382758
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||Dr. John Smith
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