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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 158058
Last updated: 8 February 2021
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Date:06-AUG-2013
Time:11:20
Type:Silhouette image of generic RV9 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Van's RV-9A
Owner/operator:Private
Registration: G-CDCD
C/n / msn: PFA 320-1392
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Minor
Location:Loxley, 1 mile SW of Wellesbourne Mountford Airfield, Warwickshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Wellesbourne Mountford Airfield (EGBW)
Destination airport:Wellesbourne Mountford Airfield (EGBW)
Investigating agency: AAIB
Narrative:
Vans RV9A G-CDCD crashed into trees at Loxley, 1 mile South West of Wellesbourne Mountford Airfield, Warwickshire, on 6 August 2013. The pilot was rescued by fire service after being trapped vertically. According to the summary of the official AAIB investigation into the incident:

"The aircraft was flying circuits but on the downwind leg of the second circuit the engine stopped and appeared to windmill. The pilot turned the aircraft into wind and selected a field for a forced landing. Unfortunately, the aircraft overran and struck a fence, hedge and small trees, tipping onto its nose and coming to rest in a vertical, nose-down attitude.

Two anomalies were subsequently found which could have caused the engine to fail. Contaminated fuel was drained from the filter bowl and three of the four bolts which secured a timing gear to the crankshaft were found to have failed and exhibited extensive high cycle fatigue. It could not be confirmed which mechanism had caused the failure."

Sources:

1. AAIB: https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/media/5422eea0e5274a1314000213/Vans_RV-9A__G-CDCD_04-14.pdf
2. CAA: https://siteapps.caa.co.uk/g-info/
3. https://www.birminghammail.co.uk/news/local-news/plane-crash-pilot-miracle-escape-5670748


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

Media:


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
07-Aug-2013 02:33 sharla Added
07-Aug-2013 03:13 griffin513 Updated [Aircraft type]
07-Aug-2013 06:35 harro Updated [Aircraft type, Cn, Operator, Narrative]
07-Aug-2013 07:13 harro Updated [Narrative]
08-Aug-2013 07:16 harro Updated [Embed code]
20-Apr-2014 00:48 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Embed code, Narrative]
19-Feb-2017 23:59 Dr.John Smith Updated [Operator, Source]
20-Feb-2017 00:00 Dr.John Smith Updated [Operator]

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