ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 89989
Last updated: 22 December 2014
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Date:18-DEC-2005
Time:12:18
Type:Evektor-Aerotechnik EV-97 EuroStar
Owner/operator:Christopher John Ball (reg owner)
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
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Cheltenham private airstrip
Destination airport:Cheltenham private airstrip
Narrative:
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 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 ground of the Fire Service College at Moreton-in-the-Marsh: neither of the two persons on board were injured.

Sources:
1. http://www.aaib.gov.uk/publications/bulletins/november_bulletin/cessna_152__g_bnxc_and_aerotechnik_ev_97_eurostar__g_ghee.cfm
2. http://www.caa.co.uk/application.aspx?catid=60&pagetype=65&appid=1&mode=reg&fullregmark=GHEE
3. http://forum.keypublishing.com/showthread.php?51750-Man-killed-in-mid-air-collision
4. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/gloucestershire/4540392.stm
5. http://www.highbeam.com/doc/1G1-140753278.html

Aerotechnik EV-97 EuroStar (c/no. PFA 315-13840) at the PFA Rally, Kemble, Glos., Saturday, 10th July, 2004:

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
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]
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