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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 174601
Last updated: 16 March 2021
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Time:13:10 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic P28A model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Piper PA-28-161 Warrior III
Owner/operator:Airways Aero Association Ltd
Registration: G-BSVF
C/n / msn: 28-8416047
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Wycombe Air Park, Booker, Buckinghamshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: Initial climb
Departure airport:Wycombe Air Park, Booker (EGTB)
Destination airport:Wycombe Air Park, Booker (EGTB)
Investigating agency: AAIB
Written off (damaged beyond repair) 26 September 1999 when crashed at Wycombe Air Park, Booker, Buckinghamshire. According to the following extract from the official AAIB report into the accident:

"Following a 'touch-and-go' landing on Runway 25, the pilot applied full power and initiated a climb. At approximately 200 feet agl he heard a 'bang' and the engine started to run very roughly. Whilst carrying out his engine related cockpit checks he observed that the engine gauges were indicating normally.

Since the engine continued to run roughly, the pilot decided to return immediately to the airfield and declared an
emergency to ATC. As the aircraft was at about 800 feet agl, he decided to turn and land downwind on the reciprocal Runway 07. However, as the pilot started to make an approach for this runway, he heard ATC clear another aircraft for take off on Runway 25 and so he re-aligned his approach for the grass Runway 07.

He observed the other aircraft climbing away from Runway 25 and continued his approach for the grass Runway 07, with the engine still continuing to run at idle. He selected full flap at about the runway threshold, but found difficulty in reducing airspeed and landed about midway down the grass runway. The pilot applied maximum wheel braking, but the wheels skidded on the grass. The aircraft was brought to a halt by its collision with the airfield's boundary hedge. The pilot was not injured."

The AAIB report confirms that the damage to G-BSVF was "Extensive, beyond economic repair". As a result the registration G-BSVF was cancelled by the CAA on 11 May 2000 as "Permanently withdrawn from use".


1. AAIB:
2. CAA:
3. Piper PA-28-161 Warrior G-BSVF Booker May 1st 1995:

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

Revision history:

16-Mar-2015 22:49 Dr. John Smith Added
16-Mar-2015 22:50 Dr. John Smith Updated [Narrative]
16-Mar-2015 22:52 Dr. John Smith Updated [Narrative]
05-Jul-2016 14:47 Dr.John Smith Updated [Source]

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