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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 18395
Last updated: 26 May 2018
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Time:11.00 BST (a
Type:Auster J/5F Aiglet Trainer
Owner/operator:Coventry Aero Club
Registration: G-ANSV
C/n / msn: 3124
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Airplane damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Lapworth, Warwickshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: Take off
Departure airport:Birmingham International (Elmdon)
Destination airport:Southend (EGMC) Essex
The aircraft was attempting to take-off after a forced landing (with power) in a farmer's field of rough grass. The field had a slight incline in the take-off direction with a line of oak trees at the hedge line. The engine was underpowered due to the aircraft's age and was the major cause of the accident. The pilot was attempting to gain sufficient height to clear the perimeter hedge and trees but was unable to do so. Realising he could not clear the trees, he attempted Instead to fly between two of the oak trees, causing the port wing tip to clip a branch of the tree to port side and the a/c lost lift and height immediately, crashing into the next field which was sown with barley.

Both pilot (20) and the only passenger (16) suffered head injuries. The pilot's were minor, the passenger's injuries were later assessed as serious warranting lengthy treatment.

The aircraft suffered major damage to both wings and fuselage (broken back) which meant it was declared on total write-off when examined later that day.


Revision history:

17-May-2008 11:10 ASN archive Added
05-Jul-2008 12:13 JackK Updated
07-Jul-2008 00:30 harro Updated
08-Sep-2012 17:18 Dr. John Smith Updated [Location, Destination airport, Source, Embed code, Narrative]

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