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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 156812
Last updated: 21 August 2020
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Type:Silhouette image of generic P28A model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Piper PA-28-181 Archer II
Owner/operator:Trustee of the G-BLYY Group
Registration: G-BLYY
C/n / msn: 28-7890181
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Crosland Moor Airfield, 1.5nm SW of Huddersfield, West Yorkshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Crosland Moor Airfield, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire (EGND)
Destination airport:Crosland Moor Airfield, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire (EGND)
Investigating agency: AAIB
Written off (damaged beyond repair) 31 July 1999 when crashed at Crosland Moor Airfield, 1.5 nautical miles South West of Huddersfield, West Yorkshire. According to the following extract from the official AAIB report into the accident:

"The aircraft was landing on Runway 07, the first 250 metres of which is grass and the remaining 640 metres asphalt; the surface wind was 090 degrees/5 knots. The pilot reported that he crossed the threshold at 60 knots and the main wheels touched at the start of the asphalt section.

He held the nose wheel off until the speed had decayed to about 30 knots, when it dropped onto the runway and he started to apply the foot brakes. With about 150 metres of runway remaining, he realised that the aircraft was not going to stop and there was insufficient runway from which to initiate a go-around.

His attempt to utilise the extra length afforded by the runway end turning area was unsuccessful and the aircraft hit an earth bank at the end of the runway, at about 8 to 10 knots. It went over the bank and came to a halt in a nose down attitude with the left wing detached. The pilot, who was wearing lap and diagonal upper torso restraints, escaped without injury"

Damage sustained to airframe: Per the AAIB report "Damaged beyond economic repair". As a result the registration G-BLYY was cancelled by the CAA on 26 November 1999 as "permanently withdrawn from use"


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2. CAA:

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

Revision history:

20-Jun-2013 01:47 JINX Added
22-Aug-2013 22:29 Dr.John Smith Updated [Total fatalities, Other fatalities, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
22-Aug-2013 23:30 Dr.John Smith Updated [Narrative]
15-Jun-2015 16:22 Dr. John Smith Updated [Embed code]
15-Jun-2015 16:26 Dr. John Smith Updated [Narrative]
04-Jul-2016 13:25 Dr.John Smith Updated [Time, Operator, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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