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Date:18-JUL-2015
Time:10:45
Type:Silhouette image of generic SPIT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Supermarine Aircraft Spitfire Mk26
Owner/operator:private
Registration: G-CENI
C/n / msn: PFA 324-1410
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Peterborough (EGSP), Cambridgeshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: Landing
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Peterborough Conington (EGSF)
Destination airport:Peterborough Sibson (EGSP)
Investigating agency: AAIB
Narrative:
The aircraft had to force land at Peterborough Sibson after the undercarriage failed to extend. Aircraft sustained damage in the landing. Pilot was unhurt. According to the following extract from the official AAIB report into the accident:

"While preparing for landing, the pilot was unable to extend the left landing gear. After a number of attempts to rectify the situation, the pilot made a successful ‘wheels-up’ landing. Investigation indicated that the difficulty in extending the gear had been due to a combination of a stuck micro switch and a slightly bent gear leg".

Damage sustained to airframe: Per the AAIB report "Propeller broken, engine shock-loaded, firewall distorted, damage to flaps and fuselage underside"

Sources:

2. AAIB: https://assets.digital.cabinet-office.gov.uk/media/56bc459ded915d10bd000016/Spitfire_Mk_26__80__scale_replica__G-CENI_02-16.pdf
3. CAA: https://siteapps.caa.co.uk/g-info/rk=CENI
4. http://www.airliners.net/photo/Supermarine-Aircraft-Spitfire/2240656/M

Accident investigation:
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Investigating agency: AAIB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration:
Download report: Final report
Other occurrences involving this aircraft

5 May 2008 G-CENI Private 0 1.5 miles west of Aboyne Airfield, Aberdeenshire min

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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
18-Jul-2015 18:07 HOG Added
18-Jul-2015 18:08 harro Updated [Aircraft type, Cn, Embed code]
18-Jul-2015 18:28 Geno Updated [Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Embed code]
19-Jul-2015 11:44 harro Updated [Embed code]
11-Feb-2016 17:31 Dr.John Smith Updated [Operator, Source, Narrative]
11-Feb-2017 08:22 TB Updated [Operator, Location, Source]
11-Feb-2017 08:41 TB Updated [Aircraft type, Embed code, Plane category]

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