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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 56933
Last updated: 19 October 2017
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Type:Silhouette image of generic C206 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna U206F Stationair
Owner/operator:Scottish Parachute Club
Registration: G-BAGV
C/n / msn: U206-01867
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Airplane damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Strathallan Airfield, Auchterader, Perthshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: Approach
Departure airport:Strathallan Airfield, Auchterader, Perthshire
Destination airport:Strathallan Airfield, Auchterader, Perthshire
Investigating agency: AAIB
Written off (damaged beyond repair) 5 May 2002 when crashed at Strathallan Airfield, Perthshire. According to the following extract from the official AAIB report into the accident:

"The aircraft was operated by a parachuting club and was on its twelfth sortie of the day at about 19:55 hours (20:55 hours local time) operating on grass Runway 10. The visibility was good, with no cloud and only light winds. The aircraft was being flown by the Chief Pilot, who was also the Chairman of the club; it was his twelfth sortie that day and his eighth in G-BAGV.

The accident was observed by a number of club members who were around the club buildings and hangar, abeam the threshold of the runway in use. The pilot reported that the aircraft had behaved normally during a drop of parachutists from 4,500 feet altitude and the subsequent 'straight in' approach to landing.

However, just as the aircraft crossed the airfield boundary, with full flap and "at about 70 mph", the nose dropped. The aircraft struck the ground nose-down and turned over. The pilot recalled hearing a bang just prior to the loss of control and also that he had trimmed the elevator control "all the way back" but was still holding a small amount of back pressure on the controls.

The aircraft came to rest, inverted, some 75 metres inside the airfield boundary. The pilot sustained minor head injuries but, although he was upside down, he was able to escape from the aircraft through the cargo door with the assistance of the airfield staff. There was no fire"

Damage sustained to G-BAGV: Damage to fuselage, wing, nose landing gear, fin and propeller. G-BAGV never flew again, instead being used as a grounded parachute jump procedures trainer in the hangar at Strathallan (see link #6) The aircraft's C of A expired 14 May 2004, and the registration was finally cancelled on 19 September 2011 as "Permanently withdrawn from use"


1. AAIB:
2. CAA:
6. G-BAGV Ce.U206F, STRATHALLAN, 01-Jun-11:

Revision history:

10-Jan-2009 11:55 ASN archive Added
16-Feb-2015 18:04 Dr. John Smith Updated [Date, Time, Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Operator, Total occupants, Total fatalities, Other fatalities, Location, Country, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Embed code, Narrative]
20-Jul-2016 21:18 Dr.John Smith Updated [Time, Source]
20-Jul-2016 21:22 Dr.John Smith Updated [Source, Narrative]

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