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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 179592
Last updated: 23 August 2020
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Type:Silhouette image of generic C172 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna F172M (Reims)
Owner/operator:November Charlie Flying Group
Registration: G-BCOL
C/n / msn: 172-1233
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Netherthorpe Airfield, Thorpe Salvin, Near Worksop, Nottinghamshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: Take off
Departure airport:Netherthorpe Airfield, Nottinghamshire (EGNF)
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: AAIB
Written off (destroyed) 4/7/2012 when ran off the end of the runway at Netherthorpe Airfield, Thorpe Salvin, Near Worksop, Nottinghamshire, after being unable to get airborne on the take off run. According to the following extract from the official AAIB report into the accident:

"The pilot reported fine, calm conditions for takeoff, with a temperature of 20 degrees C. Runway 24 was in use, a grass runway 553 metres long with a takeoff run available of 490 metres. The runway has an upward slope with an overall gradient of 1.9%. The grass was reported to be damp.

The aircraft had just undergone routine annual maintenance. The pilot carried out a thorough pre-flight check, including fuel tests, and determined that the fuel tanks were approximately three-quarters full. Pre-takeoff power checks were satisfactory and the pilot prepared for a short field takeoff, using 10 degrees of flaps.

The pilot felt that the aircraft was not accelerating as he was used to, but attributed this to the grass surface. He attempted to rotate the aircraft but it did not become airborne. It overran the runway and passed through a hedge before turning over and coming to rest inverted. The pilot secured the aircraft and followed his passenger out of the aircraft through the right entry door.

The pilot thought that the aircraft had failed to gain sufficient speed for takeoff. He attributed this to a combination of the damp grass, uphill runway slope and the possibility of a light tailwind component".

Damage sustained to airframe was reported by the AAIB as being "Extensive". Presumably, as a result, the registration G-BCCL was cancelled by the CAA on 22/11/2012 as aircraft "destroyed"


1. AAIB:
2. CAA:

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

Revision history:

15-Sep-2015 23:45 Dr. John Smith Added
16-Sep-2015 00:00 Dr. John Smith Updated [Registration]
01-Jan-2017 19:38 Dr. John Smith Updated [Source]

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