ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 34439
Last updated: 2 September 2014
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Date:16-SEP-2007
Time:16:09
Type:Silhouette image of generic PA32 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Piper PA-32-301 Saratoga
Owner/operator:TGD Leasing Ltd
Registration: G-BMDC
C/n / msn: 32-8006075
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Airplane damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Church Farm Airfield, Shotteswell, near Banbury, Oxfordshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: Take off
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Shotteswell
Destination airport:
Narrative:
The pilot was attempting to take off from the shorter of two runways at a private airstrip at Shotteswell, near Banbury, having earlier landed on the longer runway. Advice in the airstrip's entry in a general aviation flight guide indicated that a takeoff by that type of aircraft, from that runway and flown by a pilot of his experience was not recommended. During the takeoff the aircraft cleared a hedge at the upwind end of the runway but stalled and struck trees on the far side of a road running alongside the airstrip. The aircraft crashed in the field beyond and the pilot was fatally injured. There was no fire.

Subsequent performance calculations indicated that there was insufficient clear distance on the short runway for the takeoff to be successful.

Registration G-BMDC cancelled by the CAA on 13/3/2008 as aircraft "destroyed"

Sources:
1. http://www.aaib.gov.uk/sites/aaib/publications/bulletins/october_2008.cfm
2. http://www.caa.co.uk/application.aspx?catid=60&pagetype=65&appid=1&mode=reg&fullregmark=BMDC
3. http://www.planepictures.net/netshow.php?id=634917
4. http://www.aviation-office.com/office-new/aviation-accident-reports/29726-g-bmdc-piperpa-32-301-banbury-unitedkingdom-for.html
5. http://www.abpic.co.uk/search.php?q=G-BMDC&u=reg

G-BMDC

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
09-Oct-2008 12:12 harro Added
23-Nov-2012 14:37 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Operator, Source, Narrative]
01-Sep-2013 04:46 Dr.John Smith Updated [Location, Source, Embed code]
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