ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 34439
Last updated: 30 June 2016
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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.
Piper PA-32-301 Saratoga
|Owner/operator:||TGD Leasing Ltd|
|C/n / msn:|| 32-8006075|
|Fatalities:||Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1|
|Airplane damage:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Location:||Church Farm Airfield, Shotteswell, near Banbury, Oxfordshire -
|Phase:|| Take off|
|Departure airport:||Shotteswell, Banbury, Oxfordshire|
|Destination airport:||Wellesbourne Mountford (EGBW)|
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"
||Dr. John Smith
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||Dr. John Smith
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