ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 89990
Last updated: 23 October 2014
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Date:16-JUL-2006
Time:1356
Type:Slingsby T67
Owner/operator:Private
Registration: G-BUUD
C/n / msn: 2114
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Airplane damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Hoxne, Suffolk -   United Kingdom
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Old Buckenham Airfield
Destination airport:
Narrative:
The pilot was performing a solo aerobatics sequence, in good weather. The aircraft appeared to depart from controlled flight at a height of around 4,500 ft agl during a looping manoeuvre and settled into an erect spin to the left. After the aircraft had descended about 2,500 ft, the pilot transmitted a 'MAYDAY' call in which he said that he was in a spiral dive and could not recover. The aircraft continued to spin and descend vertically until it struck the ground. The pilot was fatally injured in the impact. No signs of a pre-impact anomaly with the aircraft were found, but the amount of evidence available from the wreckage was limited by severe ground fire damage and the possibility that a pre-impact deficiency had contributed to the accident could not be eliminated. Two recommendations have been made, regarding the wearing of parachutes and the performing of solo aerobatics while undergoing a course of instruction.

Sources:
http://www.caa.co.uk/application.aspx?catid=60&pagetype=65&appid=1&mode=reg&fullregmark=BUUD
http://www.aaib.gov.uk/cms_resources.cfm?file=/Slingsby%20T67M-MkII%20Firefly,%20G-BUUD%2010-07.pdf

Slingsby Aviation Ltd Slingsby T.67M MK.II Firefly G-BUUD

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
09-Feb-2011 15:01 harro Added
12-Oct-2012 18:20 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Registration, Cn, Operator, Departure airport, Source, Embed code, Narrative]
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