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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 173762
Last updated: 16 March 2021
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Time:17:30 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic P28A model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Piper PA-28-180 Cherokee
Owner/operator:Southend Flying Club
Registration: G-AVNP
C/n / msn: 28-4113
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Nayland Airfield, Campions Hill, Nayland, Essex -   United Kingdom
Phase: Approach
Departure airport:Wickenby Airfield, Lincolnshire (EGNW)
Destination airport:Nayland Airfield, Campions Hill, Nayland, Essex
Investigating agency: AAIB
Written off (damaged beyond repair) 28 April 2001 when collided with a tree on approach to Nayland Airfield, Campions Hill in Nayland, Essex. According to the following extract from the official AAIB report into the accident:

"The aircraft, flown by two qualified and experienced pilots, suffered a power loss necessitating a forced landing. At that time the aircraft was in a position to land on Nayland airfield in Essex. At a late stage in the approach however, the handling pilot was unable to prevent the aircraft's right wing from impacting with a large tree; the right wing was torn from the fuselage and the aircraft came to rest inverted on its right side. Both pilots, one of whom was seriously injured, were able to vacate the cabin with external assistance".

Damaged sustained to G-AVNP: Right wing detached, forward fuselage and empennage severely damaged. All of which were nough to render the airframe as "beyond economic repair" and the registration was cancelled by the AA on 27 November 2001 as aircraft "destroyed"


1. AAIB:
2. CAA;

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


Photo of G-AVNP courtesy

Cranfield (EGTC)
October 1987; (c) Malcolm Clarke

Revision history:

12-Feb-2015 13:49 Dr. John Smith Added
01-Jul-2016 14:25 Dr.John Smith Updated [Destination airport]

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