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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 18606
Last updated: 15 December 2020
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Type:Silhouette image of generic C150 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna F150M (Reims)
Registration: G-BCTV
C/n / msn: 1160
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Keysley Down, near Mere, Wiltshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Old Sarum, Wiltshire (EGLS)
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: AAIB
Written off (destroyed) 24-03-1990 when crashed during a low level turn at Keysley Down, near Mere, Wiltshire, killing both persons on board (pilot and one passenger). According to the following extract from the official AAIB report into the accident:

"Witnesses who saw the aircraft near the first turning point, described the aircraft as flying straight and level towards the south west of Old Sarum Airfield, at a height estimated as being between 100 sand 500 feet agl. One witness was impressed by the slow speed of the aircraft describing it as 'being almost stationary', as if the aircraft could not make any progress against the strong winds. At this time, the winds were 30 knots at 270 degrees,

The aircraft was then seen to bank to the right, as if to begin a turn. The bank angle varied, as if the wings had been caught by a gust of wind, and then the nose dropped, and the aircraft fell rapidly to the ground

Damage sustained to airframe: Per the AAIB report, "aircraft destroyed". As a result, the registration G-BCTV was cancelled by the CAA three months later, on 23-06-1990 as aircraft "destroyed"


1. AAIB:
2. CAA:

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

Revision history:

17-May-2008 11:10 ASN archive Added
08-Oct-2012 13:47 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Operator, Location, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Source, Embed code, Damage, Narrative]
10-Nov-2012 03:07 Uli Elch Updated [Aircraft type, Embed code]
12-Feb-2016 19:38 Dr.John Smith Updated [Operator, Source, Narrative]

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