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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 172390
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Date:16-AUG-1988
Time:14:28 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic G109 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Grob G109B
Owner/operator:KNC (One) Ltd
Registration: G-BLGY
MSN: 6269
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:800 m ENE of Wycombe Air Park, Booker, Buckinghamshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: Initial climb
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Wycombe Air Park, Booker (EGTB)
Destination airport:Kidlington Aerodrome, Oxfordshire (OXF/EGTK)
Investigating agency: AAIB
Narrative:
Written off 16,08,1988: crashed shortly after take off from Wycombe Air Park, Booker, Buckinghamshire. During the take off run, the engine was not producing enough power for the aircraft to climb away from the runway, and the aircraft may have stalled. At 1,200 feet the aircraft rolled to the right and dived into the ground in a right hand spiral 800 metres east-north-east of the airfield.

The subsequent AAIB investigation indicated that the aircraft have been overweight: at Booker, the pilot had loaded an additional 30 lbs of fuel, and 60 lbs of personal luggage, all of which affected the aircraft performance and shifted its centre of gravity.

Damage sustained by G-BLGY included the fuselage forward of the cockpit area being totally destroyed, as well as substantial damage to the wing and to the floor under the cockpit. The cockpit "shell" however, survived the crash impact, allowing the two persons on board to vacate the aircraft uninjured.

Registration G-BLGY cancelled by the CAA on 18.10.1988 as aircraft "destroyed"

Sources:

1. AAIB: https://assets.digital.cabinet-office.gov.uk/media/5422f27ae5274a1317000413/Grob_109_B_Motor_Glider__G-BLGY__11-88.pdf
2. CAA: https://siteapps.caa.co.uk/g-info/rk=BLGY

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


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
19-Dec-2014 16:57 Dr. John Smith Added
19-Dec-2014 17:12 Dr. John Smith Updated [Aircraft type]
14-Jan-2016 19:07 Dr.John Smith Updated [Source]

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