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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 18611
Last updated: 16 November 2020
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Date:30-JUL-1987
Time:16:07 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic C150 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna F150M (Reims)
Owner/operator:Three Counties Aero Club
Registration: G-BCRA
C/n / msn: F150-1169
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:Yateley Heath Wood, near Blackbushe Airport, Camberley, Surrey -   United Kingdom
Phase: Approach
Nature:Training
Departure airport:Blackbushe Airport, Hampshire (BBS/EGLK)
Destination airport:Blackbushe Airport, Hampshire (BBS/EGLK)
Investigating agency: AAIB
Narrative:
On the afternoon of 30 July 1987 Cessna 150 G-BCRA was being flown by a pilot under instruction from Blackbushe Airfield. Having completed a circuit, he made a touch and go landing and climbed away. At about 150 feet the engine revs dropped severely and it ran rough. The instructor took control and whilst turning to port to make a down wind landing, the engine failed completely. The instructor made a forced landing in a small clearing, on the south side of the A30 road, within Yateley Heath Wood. Both the instructor and pupil were able to exit the Cessna without assistance or injuries.

The Cessna was destroyed and its registration was cancelled by the CAA on 24 November 1987 as permanently withdrawn from use. It transpired that the cause of the engine failure was the detachment of a rubber hose connecting the manifold to one of the induction pipes, allowing ambient air to be drawn into the system.

Cessna F150M G-BCRA was first registered on 29 October 1974, and seems to have spent its entire operational life operating out of Blackbushe.

Sources:

1. Air Britain: British Civil Aircraft Registers 1919 to 1999 (published 1999)
2. AAIB: https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/media/5422ede8e5274a13170001d1/Reims_Cessna_F150M__G-BCRA__10-87.pdf
3. CAA: https://cwsprduksumbraco.blob.core.windows.net/g-info/HistoricalLedger/G-BCRA.pdf
4. https://sussexhistoryforum.co.uk/index.php?topic=17514.0
5. Cessna F150M G-BCRA at Blackbushe (EGLK) 1/2/1980: https://abpic.co.uk/pictures/view/1049754
6. Cessna F150M G-BCRA at Blackbushe (EGLK) 12/10/1975: https://www.airhistory.net/photo/258917/G-BCRA
7. http://www.hampshireairfields.co.uk/hancrash.html
8. https://my.viewranger.com/route/details/MTI4NjY=

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 03:10 Uli Elch Updated [Aircraft type, Cn, Location, Country, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Damage, Narrative]
08-Nov-2012 15:14 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Source, Narrative]
14-Nov-2014 02:08 Dr. John Smith Updated [Source, Embed code]
07-Oct-2017 14:28 TB Updated [Aircraft type, Location, Narrative]
26-Jan-2020 13:17 Uli Elch Updated [Aircraft type, Other fatalities]
16-Nov-2020 21:59 Dr. John Smith Updated [Other fatalities, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative, Accident report]
16-Nov-2020 22:03 Dr. John Smith Updated [Location]

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