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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 144297
Last updated: 15 January 2021
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Type:Silhouette image of generic PA22 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Piper PA-22-160 Super Pacer
Registration: G-BTLM
C/n / msn: 22-6162
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Leicester Airport, Stoughton, Leicestershire -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Leicester Airport, Stoughton, Leicestershire (EGBG)
Destination airport:Leicester Airport, Stoughton, Leicestershire (EGBG)
Investigating agency: AAIB
Written off (damaged beyond repair) 13/11//2011 when force landed at Leicester Airport after engine failure. the pilot - the sole person on board - was uninjured. According to the following excerpt from the official AAIB report into the accident:

"The engine did not respond to the pilotís application of full throttle when he attempted fly a go-around from final approach. In an attempt to recover engine power he pumped the throttle, but this caused the engine to stop. A forced landing was conducted in a field during which the right wing stuck a small tree. The pilot vacated the aircraft via the rear door (on the left side of the aircraft) as the damaged right wing was blocking the front door, which is on the right side.

The pilot reported that the rate of descent with full flap and a stationary propeller was much greater than he expected. His forced landing practice was usually started from a cruise configuration at around 2,000 feet with no flaps and the engine at idle. He commented that carburettor icing was the most likely cause of the engineís failure to respond as the conditions were conducive to its formation following the clearance of recent fog."

G-BTLM was written off (damaged beyond economic repair) and the registration was cancelled by the CAA as aircraft "destroyed" 23/06/2014


1. AAIB:
2. CAA:

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


Photo of G-BTLM courtesy

Fenland (EGCL)
17 April 2010; (c) Mick Bajcar

Revision history:

09-Mar-2012 00:57 harro Added
08-Sep-2012 14:02 Dr. John Smith Updated [Cn, Operator, Source, Embed code]
23-Dec-2014 03:34 Dr. John Smith Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Location, Source, Embed code, Damage, Narrative]
23-Dec-2014 03:35 Dr. John Smith Updated [Narrative]
15-Dec-2016 22:25 Dr. John Smith Updated [Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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