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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 137762
Last updated: 9 November 2020
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Type:Silhouette image of generic PA38 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Piper PA-38-112 Tomahawk
Owner/operator:Ravenair Aircraft Ltd.
Registration: G-RVRF
C/n / msn: 38-78A0714
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Newlands Avenue Peel Green, Eccles, Manchester M30 7GJ -   United Kingdom
Phase: Initial climb
Departure airport:City Airport Manchester (Barton) (EGCB)
Destination airport:Liverpool Airport, Speke, Liverpool (LPL/EGGP)
Investigating agency: AAIB
The aircraft suffered an engine stoppage on takeoff at approximately 200 ft, stalled, rolled more than 60 to the left, crashed into houses and caught fire. Both occupants survived the impact and fire but the pilot succumbed to his injuries later in hospital. The most likely cause of the engine stoppage was stiffness of the fuel selector valve causing it to be in an intermediate position, reducing fuel flow to a level too low to sustain continuous engine operation.

Registration G-RVRF cancelled by the CAA as aircraft "destroyed" 15/12/2011


1. AAIB:
2. CAA:

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



Photo of G-RVRF courtesy

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

Sleap Airfield (EGCV), Harmer Hill Shrewsbury, Shropshire, UK. - 13th March 2008

Revision history:

29-Jul-2011 10:15 sharla Added
29-Jul-2011 11:03 dll Updated [Aircraft type, Departure airport]
29-Jul-2011 13:56 TB Updated [Aircraft type, Departure airport]
30-Jul-2011 04:34 Dr.John Smith Updated [Registration, Cn, Location, Source, Embed code, Narrative]
30-Jul-2011 04:59 RobertMB Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Operator, Phase, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
31-Jul-2011 03:23 RobertMB Updated [Total fatalities, Narrative]
02-Aug-2011 13:23 MarkStep Updated [Source]
02-Aug-2011 13:25 harro Updated [Narrative]
17-Apr-2012 13:23 harro Updated [Time, Source, Narrative]
08-Sep-2012 17:34 Dr. John Smith Updated [Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Embed code, Narrative]
23-Dec-2014 04:43 Dr. John Smith Updated [Source, Narrative]
23-Dec-2014 04:46 Dr. John Smith Updated [Embed code]
11-Dec-2016 21:51 Dr. John Smith Updated [Source]
11-Dec-2016 21:56 Dr. John Smith Updated [Source]
19-Jun-2020 11:23 Peter Clake Updated [Photo]

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