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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 147766
Last updated: 7 August 2020
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Date:16-AUG-2012
Time:09:55
Type:Silhouette image of generic DH82 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland DH.82a Tiger Moth
Owner/operator:Lesuire Assests Ltd c/o Mithril Racing Ltd
Registration: G-APFU
C/n / msn: 86081
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Minor
Location:Goodwood Aerodrome, Goodwood, Chichester, West Sussex -   United Kingdom
Phase: Take off
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Goodwood Aerodrome, Chichester, West Sussex (EGHR)
Destination airport:Goodwood Aerodrome, Chichester, West Sussex (EGHR)
Investigating agency: AAIB
Narrative:
The pilot had already conducted three flights before the incident occurred. Runway 24 was in use, with a strong wind blowing directly across the runway. Before the fourth flight, ATC warned the pilot that the wind was increasing, and that gusts of 30 knots had been observed. The pilot elected to continue the planned flight. The initial stages of takeoff were normal, but as the pilot lifted the tail during the takeoff run, the aircraft was pitched forward onto its nose by what the pilot described as a gust of wind. Both occupants, who were wearing full harnesses and protective helmets, were uninjured and able to push the aircraft back to its hangar. The pilotís assessment of cause was that the wind was too strong for the Tiger Moth.

Nature of Damage: Damage to engine and propeller

Sources:

1. AAIB: https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/media/5422f8d340f0b61342000679/DH82A_Tiger_Moth_G-APFU_11-12.pdf
2. CAA: https://publicapps.caa.co.uk/modalapplication.aspx?catid=1&pagetype=65&appid=1&mode=reg&fullregmark=APFU
3. http://www.airhistory.org.uk/dh/p860.html
4. https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.937172989735490.1073741831.652477028205089&type=3

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


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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
17-Aug-2012 10:09 Geno Added
18-Aug-2012 15:30 Dr. John Smith Updated [Registration, Cn, Operator, Location, Nature, Departure airport, Source, Embed code, Narrative]
06-Jan-2017 15:11 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Registration, Cn, Operator, Location, Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Damage, Narrative]
06-Jan-2017 15:12 Dr. John Smith Updated [Date]

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