ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 89994
Last updated: 20 December 2014
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Date:17-APR-2007
Time:15:43 local
Type:Silhouette image of generic PULS model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Aero Designs Pulsar
Owner/operator:John Bell (reg. owner)
Registration: G-BULM
C/n / msn: PFA 202-1201
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Airplane damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Dairy House Farm Airstrip, near Worleston, Nantwich, Cheshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: Approach
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Dairy House Farm Airstrip, Nantwich, Cheshire
Destination airport:Dairy House Farm Airstrip, Nantwich, Cheshire
Narrative:
The pilot attempted to return the aircraft to the runway after it suffered a loss of power shortly after take off. The aircraft had insufficient performance to complete this manoeuvre and stalled before the pilot was able to make a controlled landing.

In their statements, each witness stated that the initial climb over the runway appeared normal but that, at a height of approximately 100 to 150 ft, the engine “coughed”. The engine sound returned to normal briefly but, as the aircraft passed over the end of the runway, the engine coughed again. The aircraft then made what one witness described as a coordinated turn to the right until it was flying almost parallel to the runway in the opposite direction to takeoff, losing height as it did so.

All of the witnesses reported that the propeller had stopped turning. At a height of approximately 60 ft the aircraft entered a tight turn to the right and impacted the ground in a field north of the airstrip, separated from it by a double railway line.

The pilot was killed. Local media reports named him as John Bell, aged 51, from Wilmslow. Registration G-BULM cancelled by the CAA on 03.12.2007 as "destroyed"

Sources:
1. http://www.caa.co.uk/application.aspx?catid=60&pagetype=65&appid=1&mode=reg&fullregmark=BULM
2. http://www.aaib.gov.uk/cms_resources.cfm?file=/Pulsar,%20G-BULM%2003-08.pdf
3. http://www.pprune.org/private-flying/272410-light-c-down-nantwich.html
4. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/manchester/6566669.stm
5. http://www.warringtonguardian.co.uk/news/1337363.lymm_bound_flight_crashes/
6. http://forums.flyer.co.uk/viewtopic.php?f=1&p=431868

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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
09-Feb-2011 15:04 harro Added
18-Sep-2012 17:19 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Registration, Cn, Operator, Location, Phase, Destination airport, Source, Embed code, Narrative]
12-Oct-2012 18:26 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Registration, Cn, Operator, Location, Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Embed code, Narrative]
07-Dec-2014 18:25 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Operator, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
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