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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 179264
Last updated: 7 January 2021
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Time:12:10 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic C150 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 150F
Owner/operator:Holdcroft Aviation Services Ltd
Registration: G-ATKF
C/n / msn: 15062386
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Hinton-in-the-Hedges airfield, near Brackley, Northamptonshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Hinton-in-the-Hedges Airfield
Destination airport:Hinton-in-the-Hedges Airfield
Investigating agency: AAIB
Cessna 150F G-ATKF crashed 4-9-2015: The AAIB is deploying a team to investigate a light aircraft accident at Hinton-in-the-Hedges airfield, near Brackley, Northamptonshire. The local fire service tweeted their attendance at 12:10. The pilot died in the crash.

UPDATE: The following is a statement from Northamptonshire Police:
"Hinton-in-the-Hedges - Pilot who died in accident on Friday has been identified
Monday, 07 September 2015 at 13:58
The pilot who died in an accident at Hinton-in-the-Hedges on Friday has now been formally identified as 39-year-old Adam Abraham. Mr Abraham lived in south-west London. He died after the light aircraft he was flying was involved in an accident at the south Northamptonshire airfield just after noon on Friday."

UPDATE #2: The following is the summary from the official AAIB report into the accident...

"Following a bounced landing, the student pilot applied power to go around. The aircraft lifted off, adopting a level attitude with a small climb rate. The pilot extended the flaps but did not control the natural tendency for the aircraft to pitch up as a consequence. The aircraft adopted a steep nose-up attitude, stalled and entered a spin to the left from which there was insufficient height to recover. The aircraft struck the ground in a steep nose-down attitude."

Damage sustained to airframe: Per the AAIB report "Aircraft destroyed".As a result, the registration G-ATKF was cancelled by the CAA on 9-3-2016 as "Destroyed".


1. AAIB:
2. CAA:

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



Photo of G-ATKF courtesy

23 March 2014; (c) Paul Seymour

Hinton in the Hedges airfield, 12:20 on the 4.9.2015

Revision history:

04-Sep-2015 13:24 Aerossurance Added
04-Sep-2015 13:28 Aerossurance Updated [Time, Source, Narrative]
04-Sep-2015 13:29 Aerossurance Updated [Total occupants, Source, Narrative]
04-Sep-2015 19:30 Geno Updated [Time, Total fatalities, Other fatalities, Location, Source, Narrative]
04-Sep-2015 19:46 gerard57 Updated [Time, Location, Source, Narrative]
05-Sep-2015 04:14 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Operator, Location, Nature, Source, Embed code, Damage, Narrative]
05-Sep-2015 04:16 Dr. John Smith Updated [Embed code, Narrative]
05-Sep-2015 07:37 gerard57 Updated [Registration, Phase, Source, Embed code]
05-Sep-2015 07:37 harro Updated [Registration]
05-Sep-2015 14:50 Aerossurance Updated [Time, Source, Narrative]
07-Sep-2015 11:59 ANON Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Nature]
08-Sep-2015 00:51 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Embed code]
08-Sep-2015 00:54 Dr. John Smith Updated [Source]
08-Sep-2015 01:00 Dr. John Smith Updated [Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
12-Feb-2016 00:03 Dr.John Smith Updated [Embed code]
18-Jun-2016 09:43 Anon. Updated [Embed code, Photo, ]
14-Jul-2016 14:21 Dr.John Smith Updated [Cn, Phase, Source, Narrative]
10-Nov-2016 20:33 Dr.John Smith Updated [Narrative]

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