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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 89989
Last updated: 24 May 2018
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Type:Silhouette image of generic EV97 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Evektor-Aerotechnik EV-97 EuroStar
Registration: G-GHEE
C/n / msn: PFA315-13840
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:1
Airplane damage: Substantial
Location:Moreton-in-the-Marsh, Gloucestershire -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Private aistrip near Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Destination airport:Private aistrip near Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Investigating agency: AAIB
A student pilot was flying Cessna 152, G-BNXC, on a cross-country navigation exercise. His planned route took the aircraft overhead the disused airfield at Moreton-in-the-Marsh. The pilot of the Aerotechnik EV-97 Eurostar, G-GHEE, had a passenger on board and flew towards Moreton-in-the-Marsh where his passenger intended taking photographs.

After the EuroStar had completed about 270 degrees of turn over the disused airfield, it rolled out on a northerly heading and very soon afterwards collided with the Cessna 152 which was flying on a west-south-westerly track. The weather was fine with good visibility. The investigation concluded that the accident was caused by neither pilot seeing the other aircraft in sufficient time to take effective avoiding action.

G-GHEE sustained substantial damage to engine and forward fuselage, left wing and landing gear, but managed to make a safe emergency landing at within the grounds of the Fire Service College at Moreton-in-the-Marsh: neither of the two persons on board were injured.


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Revision history:

09-Feb-2011 14:59 harro Added
23-Sep-2012 14:59 Dr. John Smith Updated [Cn, Operator, Nature, Source, Embed code]
03-Dec-2013 18:23 TB Updated [Operator, Location, Nature, Embed code, Narrative]
05-Dec-2014 16:35 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Location, Source, Embed code, Narrative]
20-Aug-2016 20:55 Dr.John Smith Updated [Time, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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