ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 146455
Last updated: 26 October 2014
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Date:23-JUN-2012
Time:11:52 local
Type:Silhouette image of generic AAT3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Aero AT-3
Owner/operator:Private
Registration: G-SRUM
C/n / msn: AT3-044
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Airplane damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Winterbourne Earls, Longhead, near Salisbury, Wiltshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: Initial climb
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Old Sarum, Wiltshire (EGLS)
Destination airport:
Narrative:
A pilot had an amazing escape today after his light aircraft plunged from the sky and crashed into a field.

Incredibly, the unnamed man was able to walk away from the wreckage without only minor injuries.
The crash happened shortly before midday when the light plane was believed to have developed engine problems as it flew over Winterbourne Earls, near Salisbury, Wiltshire.

A spokesman for Wiltshire Police said that police and fire crews were called to the scene by shocked local residents who saw the plane in trouble.

He said: 'We were notified by the fire service at 11.52 today of reports of a light aircraft crashing in a field. The wreckage was found near to the A345 at Longhead, Salisbury. The male pilot was able to walk away from the wreckage with only minor injuries. Fire crews remain at the scene dealing with the wreckage and clearing any spillages as a result of the crash.'

It is understood that the Civil Aviation Authority had also been notified to launch an investigation into the incident. Their initial report reads as follows:

"UK Reportable Accident. Canopy opened in flight causing control difficulties. PAN declared, forced landing in field. One POB, minor injuries. Subject to AAIB AARF Investigation. A/c overturned on landing, no fire. Damage sustained to nose landing gear, propeller, canopy, wingtip, lower structure and tail"

Sources:
1. http://www.aaib.gov.uk/cms_resources.cfm?file=/Aero%20AT-3%20R100%20G-SRUM%2010-12.pdf
2. http://www.ukwirednews.com/news.php/1436485-Pilot-survives-light-aircraft-crash-in-Wiltshire-field
3. http://www.flickr.com/photos/62861611@N08/7962372344/ (picture of wreckage)
4. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2163614/Pilot-walks-away-minor-injuries-light-aircraft-crashes-field.html
5. http://www.caa.co.uk/docs/33/20120630GAOccurrencesBetween01June2012And30June2012.pdf
6. http://www.salisburyjournal.co.uk/news/9779109.Aircraft_crashes_in_Winterbourne_Earls
7. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-wiltshire-18562786

Medcentres Property Portfolio Ltd, Aero AT-3 R100, G-SRUM at Old Sarum 27th October 2012G-SRUM IMG_4980AERO AT-3 R100 G-SRUM at Dunkeswell

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
23-Jun-2012 10:17 gerard57 Added
08-Sep-2012 15:49 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Registration, Location, Phase, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
08-Sep-2012 16:08 Dr. John Smith Updated [Aircraft type, Source, Narrative]
09-Sep-2012 10:52 Dr. John Smith Updated [Registration, Cn]
30-Sep-2012 12:01 Dr. John Smith Updated [Registration, Cn, Source, Embed code, Narrative]
10-Jun-2013 00:04 Dr. John Smith Updated [Source, Embed code]
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