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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 59682
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Time:15:43 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic JPRO model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
BAC 167 Strikemaster Mk 80
Owner/operator:The Hunter Flying Club
Registration: G-UPPI
C/n / msn: EEP/JP/159
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Near Foxdon Farm, Witheridge, near Tiverton, Devon -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Exeter Airport, Devon (EXT/EGTE)
Destination airport:Exeter Airport, Devon (EXT/EGTE)
An instructor was carrying out a training flight with his student. This was the second flight of the day and as part of the sortie the aircraft was rolled inverted for approximately five seconds, which was within the permitted negative g time limitation. Shortly after the aircraft had been rolled back to the normal wings level attitude, the engine flamed out and, despite two attempts, it failed to relight. A forced landing was carried out into a field, during which the aircraft struck a substantial earth bank at the upwind end, sustaining severe damage. The instructor suffered a serious back injury and the student received a minor injury. There was no fire.

The cause of the engine run-down was not established but the loss of electrical power from the two main batteries and absence of an emergency battery meant that the engine could not be restarted. The aircraft was designed to be operated with an emergency battery and had it been installed, it would have allowed the pilot the opportunity to attempt a relight of the engine.

The CAA subsequently investigated the UK fleet of Strikemaster aircraft and concluded that all the remaining aircraft of this type currently on the UK register had an emergency or third battery fitted, in accordance with the approved configuration.

Damage sustained to airframe: Per the AAIB report "aircraft destroyed". As a result, the registration G-UPPI was cancelled by the CAA on 14.9.2012 as "Permanently Withdrawn From Use"


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Revision history:

27-Apr-2009 01:42 angels one five Added
27-Apr-2009 03:25 slowkid Updated
27-Apr-2009 03:34 slowkid Updated
27-Apr-2009 09:45 angels one five Updated
11-Feb-2010 00:31 harro Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Registration, Operator, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Damage, Narrative]
27-Feb-2011 01:58 FLYINGBROTHER1 Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Cn, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
26-Nov-2011 04:15 Dr. John Smith Updated [Source, Narrative]
26-Nov-2014 18:29 Dr. John Smith Updated [Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Embed code, Narrative]
04-Nov-2016 15:35 Dr.John Smith Updated [Location, Source]
04-Nov-2016 22:03 Dr.John Smith Updated [Source]
29-Sep-2017 22:57 Dr. John Smith Updated [Narrative]

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