ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 34439
Last updated: 12 March 2014
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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. 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.
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|
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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