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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 169538
Last updated: 22 December 2020
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Time:09:35 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic RALL model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Socata MS.880B Rallye 110ST
Owner/operator:Air Westward Company Ltd
Registration: G-BGKB
C/n / msn: 3259
Fatalities:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Maundown, near Wiveliscombe, Somerset -   United Kingdom
Phase: Initial climb
Departure airport:Dunkeswell, Devon (EGTU)
Destination airport:Dunkeswell, Devon (EGTU)
Investigating agency: AIB
Written off (damaged beyond repair) 9.6.1984 when crashed at Maundown, near Wiveliscombe, Somerset, killing all three persons on board (pilot and two passengers).

The purpose of the flight was to take one of the passengers for a "birthday treat" around the local area. The aircraft took off from Dunkeswell in good weather, and was seen to make a normal departure.

The aircraft was next sighted flying low near Wellington, Somerset, approximately 8 miles north of Dunkeswell. It was flying straight and level at an altitude of approximately 500 feet agl.

At 09:35 hours, the aircraft was next seen flying at approximately 1,200 feet agl, flying in a "figure of eight" between the villages of Wiveliscombe and Langley Marsh, some 13 miles north of Dunkeswell. It rolled out straight and level on an easterly heading, and flew on for a further 15 seconds. Eyewitnesses described the wings fold up and sweep back, as the aircraft dived vertically into the ground. All three persons on board were killed. There was no fire

Registration belatedly cancelled by the CAA as aircraft "destroyed" 4.2.1987.



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

Revision history:

04-Sep-2014 18:31 Dr. John Smith Added
28-Oct-2014 21:17 Dr. John Smith Updated [Registration]
13-Nov-2014 00:14 Dr. John Smith Updated [Embed code]
13-Nov-2014 00:15 Dr. John Smith Updated [Embed code]
01-Nov-2015 00:37 Dr.John Smith Updated [Embed code]
01-Nov-2015 00:38 Dr.John Smith Updated [Embed code]

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