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Date:29-JUL-2011
Time:11:23
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)
Category:Accident
Location:Newlands Avenue Peel Green, Eccles, Manchester M30 7GJ -   United Kingdom
Phase: Initial climb
Nature:Private
Departure airport:City Airport Manchester (Barton) (EGCB)
Destination airport:Liverpool Airport, Speke, Liverpool (LPL/EGGP)
Investigating agency: AAIB
Narrative:
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

Sources:

1. AAIB: https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/media/5422ecb840f0b61346000123/Piper_PA-38-112_Tomahawk_G-RVRF_04-12.pdf
2. CAA: https://siteapps.caa.co.uk/g-info/
3. https://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/news/greater-manchester-news/salford-plane-crash-survivor-scarred-3860614
4. https://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/news/greater-manchester-news/neighbours-risk-lives-to-save-pilot-1221115
5. https://www.pprune.org/private-flying/458919-manchester-crash-reported-bbc.html
6. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-14347752
7. http://www.kathrynsreport.com/2012/07/video-plane-crash-survivor-ready-to-fly.html
8. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-manchester-14357758
9. http://www.kathrynsreport.com/2013/11/pilot-had-just-three-seconds-to-prevent.html

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


Images:

Photo of G-RVRF courtesy AirHistory.net


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

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
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]

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