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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 181734
Last updated: 13 September 2021
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Type:Silhouette image of generic C150 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna F150M (Reims)
Owner/operator:Coventry (Civil) Aviation Ltd
Registration: G-BDFJ
MSN: F150-1182
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Coventry Airport, Baginton, Coventry, Warwickshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Coventry Airport (CVT/EGBE)
Destination airport:Coventry Airport (CVT/EGBE)
Investigating agency: AAIB
Written off (damaged beyond repair) 13/4/1986 when wrecked in a 'heavy' landing at Coventry Airport, Siskin Parkway West, Baginton, Coventry, Warwickshire. According to the following extract from the official AAIB report into the accident:

"After a dual instructional flight, which consisted of four circuits and landing on Runway 23 at Coventry Airport, the student pilot was authorized for a further flight to undertake two solo circuits and landings. The pilot reports that he completed the first circuit and landing without incident, but following the second approach and flare, which he again considered to be normal, the aircraft landed heavily on the main undercarriage gear, and shortly afterwards the nose landin gear collapsed. The pilot was able to vacate the aircraft without difficulty".

Damage to airframe: Per the CAA, damaged confirmed as "aircraft damaged beyond economic repair". As a result, the registration G-BDFJ was cancelled by the CAA on 12/8/1987, one year and four months later. However, the registration was later restored (on 1/8/1996) to Busy Bee Aero Engineering at Sibson, Peterborough. The registration G-BDFJ was cancelled again by the CAA on 3/3/2011 - almost 25 years after it was supposed to have been written off!


1. AAIB;
2. CAA:

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

Revision history:

25-Nov-2015 23:52 Dr.John Smith Added
26-Jan-2020 13:18 Uli Elch Updated [Aircraft type, Other fatalities]

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