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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 18594
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Date:31-AUG-1987
Time:16:05
Type:Silhouette image of generic C150 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna F150L (Reims)
Owner/operator:Andrewsfield Flying Club Ltd
Registration: G-BAPK
C/n / msn: F150-0911
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:Andrewsfield (Saling) Airfield, Stebbing, Great Dunmow, Essex -   United Kingdom
Phase: Landing
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Andrewsfield Aerodrome, Essex (EGSL)
Destination airport:Andrewsfield Aerodrome, Essex (EGSL)
Investigating agency: AAIB
Narrative:
Written off (damaged beyond repair) 31/8/1987 when swung off runway on landing at Andrewsfield (Saling) Airfield, Stebbing, Great Dunmow, Essex, and overturned. According to the following extract from the official AAIB report into the accident:

"The pilot reported that he made a normal approach to Runway 09 at Andrewsfield, and selected 40 degrees of flap on short finals. After crossing the runway threshold at the correct height, the pilot closed the throttle, and began to flare for landing, but the aircraft began to drift to the right

There was an aircraft taxying towards the threshold of Runway 09, just off the right hand side of the runway, and when a collision with this aircraft seemed likely, the pilot attempted a go around. He applied power and left rudder to counteract the drift, but was unable to prevent the aircraft touching down in the ploughed ground to the left of the runway

The aircraft came to rest inverted, but the pilot and his passenger, who were wearing diagonal upper torso restraints, were able to climb out of the aircraft through the doors, which had burst open in the impact"

Damage sustained to airframe: Per the AAIB report, confirmed as "aircraft damaged beyond economical repair". As a result, the registration G-BAPK was cancelled by the CAA as "PWFU" ("Permanently withdrawn from use") six months later, on 8/3/1988.

Sources:

1. Air Britain: British Civil Aircraft Registers 1919 to 1999 (published 1999)
2. CAA: https://siteapps.caa.co.uk/g-info/rk=BAPK
3. AAIB: https://assets.digital.cabinet-office.gov.uk/media/5422eedce5274a131400022d/Cessna_F150L__G-BAPK__11-87.pdf
4. [LINK NOT WORKING ANYMORE:http://coptercrazy.brinkster.net/search/f150show.asp?start=900&count=50]

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


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
17-May-2008 11:10 ASN archive Added
28-Sep-2011 03:22 Uli Elch Updated [Date, Aircraft type, Cn, Location, Country, Phase, Nature, Destination airport, Source, Damage, Narrative]
11-Oct-2011 10:50 Uli Elch Updated [Aircraft type]
04-Nov-2012 12:46 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Nature, Source, Narrative]
18-Dec-2015 18:35 Dr.John Smith Updated [Operator, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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