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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 146302
Last updated: 13 January 2021
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Type:Silhouette image of generic C150 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna FRA150L Aerobat (Reims)
Owner/operator:Phoenix Flying School
Registration: G-PHLY
C/n / msn: FRA150-0214
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Netherthorpe Airfield, Thorpe Salvin, Near Worksop, Nottinghamshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: Take off
Departure airport:Netherthorpe Airfield, Nottinghamshire (EGNF)
Destination airport:Netherthorpe Airfield, Nottinghamshire (EGNF)
Investigating agency: AAIB
The aircraft failed to become airborne while taking off up-slope in light winds at close to maximum takeoff weight. The Cessna FRA150 Aerobat went through a hedge on takeoff from Netherthorpe Airfield, Thorpe Salvin, Near Worksop, Nottinghamshire, and flipped upside down before coming to rest on a road. The aircraft sustained substantial damage and the two passengers on board were treated at the scene for minor injuries.

According to the following extract from the official AAIB report into the accident:

"The pilot intended to conduct a local flight from Netherthorpe airfield, carrying one passenger. Runway 24 was in use, which is a grass runway, 553 metres long with a takeoff run available of 490 metres. The weather was suitable, with broken cloud cover, good visibility and a surface wind from 200 degrees at 5 knots. Runway 24 has an uphill gradient of 1.9%, and it was reported that some other aircraft had taken off on Runway 06.

With all normal checks completed satisfactorily, the pilot commenced the takeoff run. At 60 knots he pulled back on the control column and the aircraft became airborne for a short while before sinking back onto the runway. The pilot applied full wheel brakes but could not prevent the aircraft leaving the end of the runway.

It struck a hedge and turned over, coming to rest on its back. The pilot assisted his passenger out of the aircraft and then vacated the aircraft himself".

Per the AAIB report, there was "Extensive damage to airframe and engine". As a result the registration G-PHLY was cancelled by the CAA on 1/5/2013 as "Permanently withdrawn from use"


1. AAIB:
2. CAA:

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



Photo of G-PHLY courtesy

Netherthorpe (EGNF)
25 April 2007; (c) Mick Bajcar

Revision history:

14-Jun-2012 00:41 harrier Added
14-Jun-2012 00:42 harro Updated [Departure airport, Narrative]
14-Jun-2012 08:54 Geno Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Operator, Location, Departure airport, Source, Embed code, Narrative]
01-Sep-2012 16:43 Uli Elch Updated [Aircraft type, Cn]
19-May-2013 20:18 Dr. John Smith Updated [Location, Source, Embed code, Narrative]
15-Sep-2015 14:15 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Location, Departure airport, Source, Embed code, Narrative]
09-Aug-2016 11:47 Anon. Updated [Destination airport, Damage]
31-Dec-2016 18:15 Dr. John Smith Updated [Destination airport, Source, Damage]
31-Dec-2016 18:17 Dr. John Smith Updated [Source, Embed code]

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