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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 144202
Last updated: 28 November 2019
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Date:03-MAR-2012
Time:11:02
Type:Silhouette image of generic PA38 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Piper PA-38-112 Tomahawk
Owner/operator:Cambrian Flying Club
Registration: G-BRSJ
C/n / msn: 38-81A0044
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:Swansea Airport, Fairwood Common, Swansea, Glamorgan -   United Kingdom
Phase: Landing
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Swansea Airport, Fairwood Common, Wales (SWS/EGFH)
Destination airport:Swansea Airport, Fairwood Common, Wales (SWS/EGFH)
Investigating agency: AAIB
Narrative:
The pilot took off from runway 22 with a reported wind of 220 degrees at 15 to 20 knots. He stated that he was not comfortable controlling the aircraft in the gusty conditions, and so he elected to land back onto the runway from approximately 30 to 40 feet agl.

The landing resulted in the nose wheel collapsing and the aircraft slid to a halt on the runway. Both occupants were uninjured. The pilot attributed the accident to his mis-judgement of the landing.

Nature of Damage sustained to airframe: Per the AAIB report "Extensive damage to aircraft". Although the damage initially appeared minor, G-BRSJ was later declared to be an insurance write-off, and the registration was cancelled by the CAA on 6/7/2012 as aircraft "destroyed". This accident was the second Piper PA-38-112 Tomahawk of the Cambrian Flying Club to crash in the space of one week - see also the crash of G-BSOT on 25/2/2012

Sources:

1. AAIB: https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/media/5422f13ae5274a1317000367/Piper_PA-38-112_Tomahawk_G-BRSJ_05-12.pdf
2. CAA: https://siteapps.caa.co.uk/g-info/
3. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-south-west-wales-17247216
4. http://web.archive.org/web/20120404034319/http://www.mawwfire.gov.uk:80/press_media_eng/incidents.asp
5. https://abpic.co.uk/pictures/view/1324997
6. http://www.airport-data.com/aircraft/photo/000830106.html

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


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
03-Mar-2012 21:01 Dr. John Smith Added
03-Mar-2012 21:07 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Source, Narrative]
03-Mar-2012 22:06 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Registration, Operator, Destination airport, Source, Damage, Narrative]
11-May-2012 01:52 harro Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Source, Narrative]
08-Sep-2012 08:26 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Source, Embed code, Damage, Narrative]
11-Sep-2015 23:38 Dr. John Smith Updated [Source, Embed code, Narrative]
20-Dec-2016 22:34 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Location, Source, Narrative]

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