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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 149270
Last updated: 3 July 2020
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Type:Silhouette image of generic C172 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 172P Shyhawk
Owner/operator:Cristal Air Ltd (regd owners)
Registration: G-CDMM
C/n / msn: 175-75124
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Glenforsa airfield, Isle of Mull -   United Kingdom
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Oban Airport (OBN/EGEO)
Destination airport:Glenforsa Airfield, Isle of Mull (ULL)
Written off (damaged beyond repair) 23/9/2012 when overturned on landing at Glenforsa Airfield, Isle of Mull. According to the following extract from the official AAIB report into the accident:

"The aircraft had flown from Oban Airport to Glenforsa Airfield on the Isle of Mull. Having obtained the wind at Glenforsa, which was reported as 120 degrees at 12 knots, but with some “rotor winds”, the pilot made an overhead pass at 300 feet along grass runway 07 to assess the conditions; they were considered to be “fine”. The pilot rejoined the circuit and observed another aircraft land successfully. Having confirmed that the wind direction and speed were unchanged, the aircraft was positioned to land on runway 07. The approach was uneventful but, as the aircraft was about to land, it encountered a gust causing it to touch down heavily before bouncing.

The pilot applied engine power to arrest the subsequent descent, but a further strong gust caused the aircraft to briefly climb before it stalled and landed heavily on the nose wheel, which detached. The nose leg dug into the soft ground, which tipped the aircraft forward and it came to rest inverted. The pilot sustained minor injuries and the passenger was unhurt. The aircraft was severely damaged".

As the airframe sustained "substantial" damage, the registration G-CDMM was cancelled by the CAA as aircraft "permanently withdrawn from use" on 05/02/2013


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2. CAA:

Revision history:

23-Sep-2012 10:23 gerard57 Added
29-Sep-2012 12:29 Dr. John Smith Updated [Registration, Source]
15-Dec-2012 14:02 harro Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
11-May-2013 10:50 Dr. John Smith Updated [Cn, Operator, Departure airport, Source, Embed code, Narrative]
18-Sep-2015 17:19 Dr. John Smith Updated [Destination airport, Source, Embed code, Damage, Narrative]

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