ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 89961
Last updated: 1 August 2014
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Date:12-MAY-2001
Time:13:59 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic FURY model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Hawker Sea Fury
Owner/operator:Mr. Paul Morgan
Registration: G-EEMV
C/n / msn: 41H/636335
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Airplane damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Sywell, Northants (EGBK) -   United Kingdom
Phase: Landing
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Sywell Aerodrome (EGBK)
Destination airport:Sywell Aerodrome (EGBK)
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.

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.

Sources:
1. http://www.aaib.gov.uk/cms_resources.cfm?file=/dft_avsafety_pdf_500974.pdf
2. http://forum.keypublishing.co.uk/showthread.php?t=1538
3. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/obituaries/paul-morgan-729146.htm
4. http://www.caa.co.uk/application.aspx?catid=60&pagetype=65&appid=1&mode=reg&fullregmark=EEMV

Hawker Sea Fury   G-EEMV (WH588) G-EEMV (WH588)  (2) - Lee on Solent 04-06-2000

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
09-Feb-2011 14:23 harro Added
16-Jun-2011 23:20 Dr. John Smith Updated [Registration, Cn, Operator, Source]
19-May-2013 01:12 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Location, Destination airport, Source, Embed code, Narrative]
25-May-2013 13:51 Dr. John Smih Updated [Source, Narrative]
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