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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 1082
Last updated: 14 December 2020
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Time:08:30 UTC
Type:Silhouette image of generic DH82 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland DH.82A Tiger Moth
Owner/operator:Avia Special Ltd.
Registration: G-AMCK
C/n / msn: 84641
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Minor
Location:Runway 10, Leicester Airport, Leicestershire -   United Kingdom
Phase: Taxi
Departure airport:Leicester Airport (EGBG)
Destination airport:Leicester Airport (EGBG)
Investigating agency: AAIB
The pilot was conducting a training flight at Leicester airport. Runway 10 was the active runway
and its tarmac surface was dry. There was no significant weather and the surface wind was reported as 130/07 kt.
The aircraft was fitted with a tail wheel and conventional brakes at the main wheels, these brakes were operated by the pilot's heels. After landing the aircraft was turned to the left in order to backtrack the active runway. During this turn, which was made at a slow walking pace, the aircraft overshot the centre line slightly. The pilot applied full left rudder and some power with the intention of regaining the centre line.

In the process of applying the rudder the edge of the instructor's shoe caught the heel brake, which snatched on; the aircraft tipped forward onto its nose. This rotation was possibly assisted by the light tailwind. The pilot and his student vacated the aircraft without assistance.

Damaged propeller.


1. AAIB:

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: AAIB
Status: Investigation completed
Download report: Final report
Other occurrences involving this aircraft

13 May 2016 G-AMCK Century Aviation Ltd 0 Lower Bulstone Farm, Weston, Branscombe, near Sidmouth, Devon w/o



Photo of G-AMCK courtesy

Manchester - City / Barton (EGCB)
31 August 2010; (c) R.A.Scholefield

Manchester- Barton (EGCB), Lancashire, UK - 21st March 2012

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Revision history:

28-Jan-2008 10:33 JINX Added
26-Aug-2008 08:36 JINX Updated
17-Jul-2016 21:02 Dr.John Smith Updated [Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Embed code, Narrative]
26-Feb-2020 16:01 Peter Clarke Updated [Photo]

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