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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 179084
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Type:Silhouette image of generic C172 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna F172N Skyhawk
Owner/operator:GMI Aviation Ltd
Registration: G-BHMI
C/n / msn: 2036
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Caernarfon Airport, Dinas Dinlle, Caernarfon, Gwynedd, Wales -   United Kingdom
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Woodvale Airport (EGOW)
Destination airport:Caernarfon Airport (EGCK)
Investigating agency: AAIB
Written off (damaged beyond repair) 26/7/2011 when crashed at Caernarfon Airport, Dinas Dinlle, Caernarfon, Gwynedd, Wales. According to the following extract from the official AAIB report into the accident:

"The pilot had flown from Woodvale to Caernarfon, where the runway in use was Runway 26. The flight had been normal but the pilot reports that on his first approach at Caernarfon the touchdown was heavy and the aircraft bounced, so he performed a go-around. The second landing was much more satisfactory but the nose leg collapsed, probably from damage incurred in the first touchdown. The pilot considers that a contributory factor in the heavy first touchdown may have been a reversal of wind direction during the final approach".

Damage sustained to airframe: Damage to nose wheel and propeller. Despite the apparently minor damage sustained, the airframe was deemed to be "beyond economic repair", and the registration G-BHMI was cancelled by the CAA on 22/12/2011 as "Permanently withdrawn from use"


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


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Revision history:

28-Aug-2015 23:26 Dr. John Smith Added
11-Dec-2016 21:02 Dr. John Smith Updated [Source, Narrative]
19-Jun-2020 11:52 Peter Clarke Updated [Photo]

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