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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 144599
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Date:25-MAR-2012
Time:16:30 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic PNR2 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Alpi Avn. Pioneer 200
Owner/operator:Private
Registration: G-CEVJ
C/n / msn: PFA334-14710
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Minor
Location:Brook Farm, Western Drove, Godney, near Glastonbury, Somerset -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Compton Abbas, Dorset (EGHA)
Destination airport:Brook Farm, Western Drove, Godney, near Glastonbury, Somerset
Investigating agency: AAIB
Narrative:
An Alpi Aviation Pioneer 200 (built by B. W. Bartlett) crashed on 25.3.2012 into a field near Brook Farm, Western Drove, Godney, near Glastonbury, Somerset after clipping some power lines.

Per the summary to the official AAIB report into the accident: "The aircraft struck power lines whilst landing at a small airstrip. The pilot was aware of the hazard but did not recall seeing the power lines before the aircraft struck them. Recent changes in the physical environment around the airstrip since the pilot last flew from there may have contributed to an unusual visual effect which caused him to fly lower on approach than he intended."

The pilot was airlifted to hospital.Damage sustained to airframe: Damaged forward and underside of fuselage, landing gear, propeller, cockpit cover and flaps. (G-CEVJ had previously crashed on 14.6.2008 at Franklyns Field, near Wells, Somerset).

Sources:

1. AAIB: https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/media/5422fd2340f0b61346000993/Pioneer_200_G-CEVJ_06-12.pdf
2. CAA: https://siteapps.caa.co.uk/g-info/rk=CEVJ
3. http://www.burnham-on-sea.com/news/2012/aircraft-crash-lands-25-03-12.php
4. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-somerset-17505632
5. https://www.flickr.com/photos/71092681@N07/6430551333/
6. http://www.ukairfieldguide.net/airfields/Godney
7. https://www.somersetlive.co.uk/pilot-left-dazed-confused-somerset-levels-plane/story-15658464-detail/story.html
8. http://www.itv.com/news/westcountry/story/2012-03-25/light-aircraft-crashes-near-glastonbury/
9. https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/pilot-in-hospital-after-somerset-crash-89tqspsc6d8

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


Images:


27 March 2012 from nearest public road

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
25-Mar-2012 13:14 gerard57 Added
25-Mar-2012 14:37 RobertMB Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Location, Source, Damage, Narrative]
25-Mar-2012 14:38 RobertMB Updated [Aircraft type]
27-Mar-2012 23:20 edwin graham Updated [[Aircraft type]]
08-Sep-2012 08:45 Dr. John Smith Updated [Source, Embed code]
10-Jun-2013 00:41 Dr. John Smith Updated [Source, Narrative]
10-Jun-2013 00:45 Dr. John Smith Updated [Aircraft type, Departure airport, Destination airport, Narrative]
13-Sep-2015 08:54 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Source, Narrative]
13-Sep-2015 08:55 Dr. John Smith Updated [Source, Embed code]
23-Dec-2016 00:35 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
23-Dec-2016 00:38 Dr. John Smith Updated [Source]
23-Dec-2016 00:39 Dr. John Smith Updated [Source]

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