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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 139160
Last updated: 19 November 2020
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Time:08:15 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic C150 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna F150F (Reims)
Owner/operator:Rob-Air Ltd
Registration: G-ATKD
C/n / msn: 150-62551
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:About 5 nm north of Cranfield Aerodrome, Bedfordshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Cranfield, Bedfordshire (EGTC)
Destination airport:Cranfield, Bedfordshire (EGTC)
Investigating agency: AIB
Written off (destroyed) 21.4.1984: flew into trees about 5 nautical miles north of Cranfield Aerodrome. Bedfordshire. As part of a dual instruction training flight, the student pilot was required to conduct some forced landing practice. During the forced landing simulation, the instructor took over the controls at 800 feet agl, and flew the aircraft down to 30 feet agl, to demonstrate recovery from a forced landing.

However, by this point the aircraft was flying towards some woods. It became quickly apparent that the aircraft would not be able to climb above the trees. The Cessna settled into the tops of the trees at full power, and full flap, and was destroyed. However, the two persons on board (pupil pilot and instructor) escaped with only minor injuries (cuts and bruises)

Registration G-ATKD cancelled by the CAA 14.7.86 as "destroyed"


1. AAIB:
2. CAA:

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

Revision history:

11-Oct-2011 09:46 Uli Elch Added
02-Sep-2014 01:23 Dr. John Smith Updated [Date, Time, Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Country, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Source, Embed code, Damage, Narrative]
28-Oct-2014 20:55 Dr. John Smith Updated [Embed code]
26-Oct-2015 18:03 Dr.John Smith Updated [Destination airport, Source, Embed code]
25-Jan-2020 16:12 Uli Elch Updated [Aircraft type, Other fatalities]

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