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Narrative:Written off (damaged beyond repair) when stalled on takeoff from Leicester Airport on 28/9/1984; aircraft came to rest inverted. Pilot - student pilot flying on his first solo - escaped unhurt. According to the following extract from the official AAIB report into the accident:
Cessna F152 II (Reims)
|Owner/operator:||Leicestershire Aero Club Ltd|
|C/n / msn:|| F152-01694|
|Fatalities:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1|
|Airplane damage:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Location:||Leicester Airport, Stoughton, Leicestershire -
|Phase:|| Take off|
|Departure airport:||Leicester Airport (EGBG)|
|Destination airport:||Leicester Airport (EGBG)|
"The student pilot completed his external and internal checks of the aircraft in reparation for a 'soft field' take off exercise. During his checks he selected 10 degrees of flap, but, as he did not hear the flap run, he re-selected flaps, and visually checked against the aileron deflection.
A 'soft field' take off technique requires that the nose wheel is raised early, before rotating at the desired airspeed. On this occasion, the aircraft used three-quarters of the 418 metre long runway before becoming airborne. The pilot states that, as he lowered the nose, to increase the airspeed of the aircraft, the left wing dropped, the nose pitched up, the aircraft inverted and came to rest in a ploughed field off the end of the runway.
There was no fire, and the student pilot was able to extricate himself from the wreckage uninjured, after turning off the fuel cock. His upper torso restraint had held on impact.
The pilot notes that there was no indication of stall warning prior to the accident. Subsequent examination of the wreckage indicated that the flaps were set at 30 degrees, but there was no indication as to when this extension occurred."
Damage to airframe: Per the AAIB report, the aircraft was "destroyed". As a result the registration G-BHHJ cancelled by the CAA on 14/10/1985 as "Permanently withdrawn from use"
1. Aviation News Vol . 13 Nr. 12
2. Air Britain: British Civil Aircraft Registers 1919 to 1999 (published 1999)
3. CAA: http://www.caa.co.uk/application.aspx?catid=60&pagetype=65&appid=1&mode=reg&fullregmark=BHHJ
4. AAIB: https://assets.digital.cabinet-office.gov.uk/media/5422ed7ce5274a1314000185/Cessna_F152_G-BHHJ_11-84.pdf
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||Dr. John Smith
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||Dr. John Smith
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