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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 184474
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Type:Silhouette image of generic P28A model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Piper PA-28-140 Cherokee
Registration: G-TIMW
C/n / msn: 28-26404
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location: nm north of Netherthorpe Airfield, Near Worksop, Nottinghamshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: Initial climb
Departure airport:Netherthorpe Airfield, Nottinghamshire (EGNF)
Destination airport:Netherthorpe Airfield, Nottinghamshire (EGNF)
Investigating agency: AAIB
First UK registered as G-AXSH on 11-11-1969; re-registered as G-TIMW 22-03-1985. Written off (damaged beyond repair) 25-03-1990 when crashed during initial climb out from Netherthorpe Airfield, Thrope Salvin, near Worksop, Nottinghamshire. One of the two persons on board (the instructor) was seriously injured. According to the following extract from the official AAIB report into the accident:

"The student was the handling pilot for the first take off from Runway 36, and during the climb out, the instructor closed the throttle in order to simulate an engine failure. The student had since stated that he considered a wooded area on the extended centre line of the runway prevented him from initiating a landing straight ahead. Therefore, he turned left onto a nearly reciprocal heading, towards a clear landing area.

The initial angle of descent had been made quite steep by a strong headwind, and, following the turn, the instructor took control, in order to initiate the climb away. The climb away was not successful, and the aircraft struck the ground with full power applied.

After the impact, there was no fire, and the student pilot vacated the aircraft, and awaited the arrival of the ambulance, before moving the instructor, who was seriously injured."

Damage sustained to airframe: Per the AAIB report "both wings, landing gear, engine and propeller severely damaged". As a result, the airframe was deemed to be "beyond economic repair" and the registration G-TIMW was cancelled by the CAA six months later, on 03-09-1990.


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

Revision history:

13-Feb-2016 19:13 Dr.John Smith Added

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