ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 22598
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Narrative:Substantially damaged 06-05-2003 whilst taxying at Cotswold Airport, Kemble, Cirencester, Gloucestershire. No injuries reported to the pilot the sole person on board). According to the following excerpt from the official AAIB report into the accident:
de Havilland DH.82A Tiger Moth
|Owner/operator:||Graham John Wells (registered owner)|
|C/n / msn:|| 82067|
|Fatalities:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1|
|Airplane damage:|| Substantial|
|Location:||Cotswold Airport, Kemble, Cirencester, Gloucestershire -
|Departure airport:||Cotswold Airport, Kemble, Cirencester, Gloucestershire (EGBP)|
"The pilot was taxiing the aircraft from the fuel bay to join the grass taxiway in order to position at 'G1', as cleared, prior to his takeoff from grass Runway 26. Whilst taxiing across an area of long grass, prior to joining the clearly defined cut grass of the taxiway, the aircraft's left wheel dropped into a hole. The aircraft pitched forward onto its nose causing damage to the propeller and the 'chin' cowlings.
The pilot reported that the hole was unmarked and partially concealed by original turf that had been replaced in the hole. Furthermore, he had chosen that route across the long grass because he had used that route to taxi to the fuel pump. The airport operator stated that the turf had been laid over a minor repair some months earlier and had presumably lifted in the recent dry spell."
Nature of Damage sustained to airframe: Per the AAIB report "Damage to engine cowlings, propeller and engine shock
1. AAIB: https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/media/5422f12d40f0b61342000313/dft_avsafety_pdf_023419.pdf
2. CAA: http://publicapps.caa.co.uk/modalapplication.aspx?catid=1&pagetype=65&appid=1&mode=reg&fullregmark=ANEH
||Dr. John Smith
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