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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 185018
Last updated: 30 March 2021
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Date:18-APR-1991
Time:14:49
Type:Silhouette image of generic P28A model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Piper PA-28-181 Cherokee Archer II
Owner/operator:Wilsam Ltd
Registration: G-BJCJ
C/n / msn: 28-8190280
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:Near Stanmore, Middlesex -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Cambridge (Teversham) Airport (EGSC)
Destination airport:Panshanger Airfield, Hertfordshire (EGLG)
Investigating agency: AAIB
Narrative:
Written off (destroyed) 18-04-1991 when crashed near Stanmore, Middlesex. The pilot (the sole person on board) survived the initial crash impact, but died later in hospital. During the subsequent AAIB and Coroner's investigations, it was discovered that the pilot's ability to fly was seriously compromised by a high level of alcohol in his bloodstream (325mg of alcohol per 100 ml of blood). Indeed, it was so apparent to Air Traffic Control (due to the pilots calling in to ATC) that the pilot was drunk, that they had called the Police, who had planned to use a breathalyzer on the pilot when he landed at Panshanger.

Damage sustained to airframe: Per the AAIB report "aircraft destroyed". As a result, the registration G-BJCJ was cancelled by the CAA on 13-05-1991 as "aircraft destroyed"

Sources:

1. AAIB; https://assets.digital.cabinet-office.gov.uk/media/5422f3ebed915d137400049d/Piper_PA-28-181__G-BJCJ_09-91.pdf
2. CAA: https://siteapps.caa.co.uk/g-info/rk=BJCJ

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


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
28-Feb-2016 23:24 Dr.John Smith Added
29-Feb-2016 23:37 Dr.John Smith Updated [Narrative]

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