Incident Thales Watchkeeper WK450 Mk 1 WK031,
ASN logo
ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 181240
This information is added by users of ASN. Neither ASN nor the Flight Safety Foundation are responsible for the completeness or correctness of this information. If you feel this information is incomplete or incorrect, you can submit corrected information.

Date:Thursday 16 October 2014
Type:Thales Watchkeeper WK450 Mk 1
Registration: WK031
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:West Wales Airport, Aberporth, Ceredigion, Wales -   United Kingdom
Phase: Approach
Departure airport:West Wales Airport (EGFA)
Destination airport:West Wales Airport (EGFA)
Confidence Rating: Information verified through data from accident investigation authorities
Written off (damaged beyond repair) 16/11/2014 when crashed during an automated landing while being operated by contractor U-TacS under a Military Flight Test Permit as a training flight. While operating after selection of Master Overide function, due to deteriorating weather so as to to eliminate the chance of an auto-abort, aircraft systems falsely registered touch down while on approach and pitched the nose down.



Revision history:

11-Nov-2015 16:53 Dr.John Smith Added
11-Nov-2015 16:54 Dr.John Smith Updated [Narrative]
11-Nov-2015 16:55 Dr.John Smith Updated [Departure airport, Destination airport]
11-Nov-2015 16:57 Dr.John Smith Updated [Source]
11-Nov-2015 17:07 Dr.John Smith Updated [Source]
12-Aug-2016 15:30 Aerossurance Updated [Operator, Location, Phase, Nature, Source, Narrative]
12-Aug-2016 15:50 Aerossurance Updated [Departure airport, Destination airport, Narrative]
01-Nov-2017 12:05 harro Updated [Date]

Corrections or additions? ... Edit this accident description

The Aviation Safety Network is an exclusive service provided by:
Quick Links:

CONNECT WITH US: FSF on social media FSF Facebook FSF Twitter FSF Youtube FSF LinkedIn FSF Instagram

©2024 Flight Safety Foundation

1920 Ballenger Av, 4th Fl.
Alexandria, Virginia 22314