ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 48466
Last updated: 25 October 2014
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Date:30-SEP-2007
Time:13:52
Type:Dyn'Aero MCR01 Club
Owner/operator:Private
Registration: F-PYMD
C/n / msn: 102
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Airplane damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Fridd Lane, Near Fridd Farm Airstrip, Bethersden, Ashford, Kent -   United Kingdom
Phase: Initial climb
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Fridd Farm, Bethersden, Kent
Destination airport:Pontoise, France
Narrative:
The aircraft, soon after takeoff, suffered a partial loss of engine power. The pilot returned to the farm strip from which he had taken off, and attempted to land. However, the approach was made with a tailwind and the aircraft was too fast to land before the end of the runway. The pilot attempted a go-around but there was not sufficient engine power available; the aircraft descended and landed in a field just beyond the end of the runway. The aircraft struck a large oak tree, the passenger-side harness mounting was disrupted and the passenger was fatally injured.

The investigation found that the main fuel jet of the right carburettor had become obstructed by a corrosion fragment liberated from the carburettor bowl. The failure of the passenger's restraint was found to be due to the failure of the bond between the shoulder harness attachment fitting and the inner surface of the fuselage, to which it was secured.

Sources:
1. http://www.aaib.gov.uk/sites/aaib/publications/bulletins/november_2008.cfm
2. http://www.kentonline.co.uk/kentonline/newsarchive.aspx?articleid=59394
3. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/kent/7021025.stm
4. http://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/20598/One-dead-in-light-plane-crash

F-PYMD (location unknown) on 23 May 2004 F-PYMD

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
13-Nov-2008 01:16 harro Added
09-Feb-2011 15:05 87.211.83.33 Updated [Aircraft type]
01-Sep-2013 04:34 Dr.John Smith Updated [Time, Operator, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Embed code, Narrative]
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