ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 89990
Last updated: 20 November 2014
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Type:Slingsby T67
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.)
Departure airport:Old Buckenham Airfield
Destination airport:
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.


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

Revision history:

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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