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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 34439
Last updated: 8 December 2016
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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, Banbury, Oxfordshire
Destination airport:Wellesbourne Mountford (EGBW)
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. Contemporary press reports (see links #6 & #7) later named the pilot fatality as "Albert Street, 58, of Crabtree Close in Bloxham, was the pilot and only occupant of the Piper light aircraft which crashed shortly after take-off near Shotteswell".

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. AAIB: https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/media/5423026f40f0b61346000c0d/Piper_PA-32-301_Saratoga__G-BMDC_10-08.pdf
2. CAA: http://publicapps.caa.co.uk/modalapplication.aspx?catid=1&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
6. http://www.banburyguardian.co.uk/news/man-dies-in-shotteswell-plane-crash-1-593258
7. http://www.banburyguardian.co.uk/news/pilot-in-plane-crash-identified-1-593264


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]
08-Dec-2014 02:55 Dr. John Smith Updated [Departure airport, Destination airport, Embed code, Narrative]
13-Sep-2016 22:21 Dr.John Smith Updated [Source]
13-Sep-2016 22:25 Dr.John Smith Updated [Source, Narrative]
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