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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 174069
Last updated: 13 September 2021
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Date:25-FEB-1987
Time:16:16
Type:Silhouette image of generic RF6 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Slingsby T67A Firefly
Owner/operator:Slingsby Aviation PLC (reg. owners)
Registration: G-BIUZ
MSN: 2005
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:Cranfield, Bedfordshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: Approach
Nature:Training
Departure airport:Cranfield, Bedfordshire (EGTC)
Destination airport:Cranfield, Bedfordshire (EGTC)
Investigating agency: AAIB
Narrative:
Written off (aircraft destroyed) 25 February 1987 when stalled after taking avoiding action to avoid a collision with Cessna 152 G-BHMF on approach to Cranfield, Bedfordfshire. Both aircraft were in the Cranfield circuit, and failed to see each other whilst flying VFR, due to the low setting sun. The Slingsby T.67B Firefly G-BIUZ crashed near the end of Runway 08; the pilot survived albeit with severe burn injuries, but the aircraft caught fire and was burnt out.

Cessna 152 G-BHMF made an immediate landing at Cranfield on Runway 22 undamaged.

Registration G-BIUZ formally cancelled by the CAA on 8 April 1987 as "destroyed"

Sources:

1. AAIB: https://www.gov.uk/aaib-reports/cessna-152-g-bhmf-and-slingsby-t67a-g-biuz-25-february-1987
2. CAA: http://www.caa.co.uk/aircraft-registration/

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


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
23-Feb-2015 20:20 Dr. John Smith Added
15-Nov-2015 15:11 Dr.John Smith Updated [Aircraft type]

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