ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 34439
Last updated: 30 March 2017
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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. 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"
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
||Dr. John Smith
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