Accident Cassutt Racer IIIM G-BFMF,
ASN logo
ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 161544
This information is added by users of ASN. Neither ASN nor the Flight Safety Foundation are responsible for the completeness or correctness of this information. If you feel this information is incomplete or incorrect, you can submit corrected information.

Date:Saturday 19 October 2013
Time:12:10 BST
Type:Silhouette image of generic CASS model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Cassutt Racer IIIM
Registration: G-BFMF
MSN: PFA 034-1014
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:N of Halfpenny Green (EGBO), Bobbington, Staffordshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: Approach
Departure airport:Halfpenny Green, Staffordshire (EGBO)
Destination airport:Halfpenny Green, Staffordshire (EGBO)
Investigating agency: AAIB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
While practicing touch-and-go ((circuit) landings, the Cassutt Racer IIIM, force landed short of the airfield, possibly due to fuel shortage; one report says two people on board, but photo clearly shows a single seater. The airplane sustained substantial damage and the temporarily trapped sole pilot onboard was not injured.

According to the summary of the official AAIB report into the incident:

"The aircraft was engaged in circuit practice when, on base leg of the first circuit, the engine lost power. Unable to reach the runway, the pilot landed the aircraft in a ploughed field short of the runway threshold. It pitched over inverted and he was trapped in the cockpit until rescued by the Airfield Fire Service. He believes that he may have inadvertently selected the mixture control to fully lean on the downwind leg instead of applying the carburettor heat."



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


Revision history:

19-Oct-2013 17:54 dh1141b Added
19-Oct-2013 17:57 harro Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Operator, Embed code]
21-Feb-2014 01:47 Geno Updated [Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Embed code, Narrative]
18-Apr-2014 18:49 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Embed code, Narrative]
25-May-2014 17:29 TB Updated [Operator, Location, Embed code]
25-Sep-2015 21:38 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator]
25-Sep-2015 21:39 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator]

Corrections or additions? ... Edit this accident description

The Aviation Safety Network is an exclusive service provided by:
Quick Links:

CONNECT WITH US: FSF on social media FSF Facebook FSF Twitter FSF Youtube FSF LinkedIn FSF Instagram

©2023 Flight Safety Foundation

1920 Ballenger Av, 4th Fl.
Alexandria, Virginia 22314