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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 1054
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Date:13-MAY-2001
Time:12:25
Type:Silhouette image of generic DH82 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland DH.82A Tiger Moth
Owner/operator:Lotmead Flying Group
Registration: G-AJOA
C/n / msn: 83167
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:Lotmead Farm, Wanborough, near Swindon, Wiltshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: Approach
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Lotmead Farm, Wanborough, near Swindon, Wiltshire
Destination airport:Lotmead Farm, Wanborough, near Swindon, Wiltshire
Investigating agency: AAIB
Narrative:
Written off (damaged beyond repair) 13-5-2001 in a landing accident at Lotmead Farm, Wanborough, near Swindon, Wiltshire. The pilot (the sole person on board) was uninjured. According to the following excerpt from the official AAIB report into the accident:

"The pilot made an approach to Runway 22 at Lotmead Farm strip from where he had taken off earlier in the afternoon. The weather conditions were fine with a very light easterly wind. The pilot reported his speed on approach as having been 70 mph. The strip was 700 metres long and the touchdown was made at about the mid point of the runway. After touchdown the pilot initiated a go-around but then aborted it. During the deceleration the aircraft tracked to the left of the strip, contacted a piece of farm machinery and then the boundary fence. The aircraft came to rest at the far end of the strip and the pilot, who was wearing a four point harness, vacated it without having suffered any injury. He later assessed the cause of the accident as his excessive speed on the approach."

Damage sustained to airframe: Per the AAIB report: "Damage to wings, propeller and port tail plane". However, aircraft later deemed to be "damaged beyond economical repair", and the registration G-AJOA was cancelled by the CAA on 19-3-2003 as "Permanently withdrawn from use"

Sources:

1. AAIB: https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/media/5423047bed915d1374000c1b/dft_avsafety_pdf_500230.pdf
2. CAA: https://siteapps.caa.co.uk/g-info/rk=AJOA
3. http://www.fleetairarmarchive.net/aircraft/Preserved/TigerMoth.html
4. http://www.airhistory.org.uk/dh/p831.html

Accident investigation:
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Investigating agency: AAIB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration:
Download report: Final report


Images:

Photo of G-AJOA courtesy AirHistory.net


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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
27-Jan-2008 04:56 JINX Added
19-Aug-2008 19:23 JINX Updated
04-Dec-2012 15:24 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Phase, Source, Embed code, Damage, Narrative]
16-Jul-2016 19:02 Dr.John Smith Updated [Time, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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