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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 1059
Last updated: 14 November 2019
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Date:21-SEP-1997
Time:14:10 UTC
Type:Silhouette image of generic L8 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Luscombe 8F
Owner/operator:Private
Registration: G-AKTM
C/n / msn: 6174
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:Knocking Farm Strip, Oswestry, Shropshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: Approach
Nature:Private
Departure airport:
Destination airport:Knocking Farm Strip, Oswestry
Investigating agency: AAIB
Narrative:
Written off (damaged beyond repair) 21-9-1997 when struck overhead power lines on approach to Knocking Farm Strip, Oswestry, Shropshire. Both persons on board (pilot and one passenger) sustained serious injuries. According to the following excerpt from the official AAIB report into the accident:

"The aircraft was on final approach to Runway 09; the surface wind was 080 degrees/5 knots and the visibility was good. The ground rises to the west of the airfield and a single cable 11KvA power line crosses the approach approximately at right angles to it. The aircraft wheels struck the power line and it pitched forward and struck the ground a short distance ahead. Both occupants sustained serious injury.

It was estimated that the power line was about 600 metres from and about 30 metres above the touchdown point. Neither the pilot nor his passenger, also a pilot, saw the power line which blended into the background"

Damage sustained to airframe: Per the AAIB report "Aircraft destroyed". As a result, the registration G-AKTM was cancelled 12-01-1998 by the CAA as aircraft "destroyed"

Sources:

1. AAIB: https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/media/5422f8c3ed915d13740006eb/dft_avsafety_pdf_500597.pdf
2. CAA: https://siteapps.caa.co.uk/g-info/rk=AKTM

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


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
27-Jan-2008 09:43 JINX Added
19-Aug-2008 19:57 JINX Updated
12-Oct-2012 17:18 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Destination airport, Source, Embed code, Narrative]
05-Apr-2015 23:56 Dr. John Smith Updated [Narrative]
19-Jun-2016 21:45 Dr.John Smith Updated [Source, Narrative]

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