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Last updated: 25 April 2021
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Time:15:00 BST
Type:Silhouette image of generic PA22 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Piper PA-22-150 Tri-Pacer
Owner/operator:Popham Flying Group G-ARHN
Registration: G-ARHN
MSN: 22-7514
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Blackwood, near Popham Airfield, Coxford Down, Winchester, Hampshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: Initial climb
Departure airport:Popham, Hampshire (EGHP)
Destination airport:Bembridge, Isle of Wight (EGHJ)
Investigating agency: AAIB
A light aircraft has crashed near Popham airfield in Hampshire on Saturday 15 September 2012. Police and Fire and Rescue crews were called to an area of woodland just south of the airfield near the A303 just before 15:00 BST. It is believed the pilot and passenger in the Four-seater single-engine light aircraft have suffered serious but not life-threatening injuries.

UPDATE: Eyewitness report - "Piper PA-22-150 Caribbean, G-ARHN Taken at Popham 15-Sept 2012. Seconds before she lost height and flew over the A303 and crashed into Black Wood. The Airport was closed and incoming planes diverted. Police Helicopter. Coast Guard, and Air Ambulance were on the scene one man taken to Southampton Hospital."

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

"During a go-around, the aircraft made an undemanded turn to the left, the speed remained low and the aircraft did not gain height despite full power being selected. The aircraft stalled shortly before entering some treetops. The investigation found misinterpretations of Air Navigation Orderís 90-day currency and pilot-in-command requirements".

Damage sustained to airframe was reported by the AAIB as "Substantial". As a result the registration G-ARHN was cancelled by the CAA on 13/3/2013 as aircraft "destroyed"


1. AAIB:
2. CAA:

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: AAIB
Status: Investigation completed
Download report: Final report
Other occurrences involving this aircraft

9 Sep 2010 G-ARHN Popham Flying Group G-ARHN 0 Woodlands, Totton, Hampshire sub


popham airfield eghp 16/09/2012

Revision history:

15-Sep-2012 09:57 gerard57 Added
15-Sep-2012 12:26 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Operator, Location, Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Embed code, Narrative]
15-Sep-2012 13:44 Alpine Flight Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Embed code]
16-Sep-2012 13:37 FERRYAIR Updated [Source, Embed code]
24-Oct-2012 05:29 Anon. Updated [Source, Embed code, Narrative]
09-Jun-2013 23:22 Dr. John Smith Updated [Destination airport, Source, Embed code, Narrative]
14-Oct-2014 23:42 Anon. Updated [Photo, ]
18-Sep-2015 13:36 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Embed code, Narrative]

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