ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 89961
Last updated: 2 September 2014
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Narrative:On the day of the accident, the pilot booked out for a local sortie. The aircraft departed from Runway 03 at 13:26 hrs. The pilot then requested to rejoin the airfield circuit for landing at 1356 hours.
Hawker Sea Fury
|Owner/operator:||Mr. Paul Morgan|
|C/n / msn:|| 41H/636335|
|Fatalities:||Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1|
|Airplane damage:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Location:||Sywell, Northants (EGBK) -
|Departure airport:||Sywell Aerodrome (EGBK)|
|Destination airport:||Sywell Aerodrome (EGBK)|
The runway in use by other light aircraft was Runway 07. In order to fit in with the traffic flow for a right hand circuit for Runway 07, the Sea Fury was initially positioned right hand downwind for that runway. Preferring to take advantage of the longer runway length available on Runway 03, the pilot entered a right base leg for Runway 03 and proceeded onto final approach.
Because of the rarity of the aircraft, it attracted significant attention from witnesses on the ground. The consensus of opinion indicated that the aircraft touched down beyond the intersection with Runway 07 on its two main wheels, with the fuselage horizontal. The aircraft then proceeded up the runway in a horizontal attitude. Towards the end of the landing run, the tail still had not lowered to the 'three point' attitude. The aircraft was seen to skip slightly and become airborne again very briefly. As it touched down again, the tail was seen to rise and the aircraft nosed over and came to rest inverted.
The airfield emergency vehicles were immediately dispatched to the scene by the Aerodrome Flight Information Service Officer. There was no fire, but on arrival at the aircraft, the attending staff attempted to communicate with the pilot but heard no sign of life. They did not have any equipment immediately available which could have lifted the aircraft in order to evacuate the pilot from the cockpit.
||Dr. John Smith
||Updated [Registration, Cn, Operator, Source]|
||Dr. John Smith
||Updated [Time, Location, Destination airport, Source, Embed code, Narrative]|
||Dr. John Smih
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