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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 18645
Last updated: 22 October 2019
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Type:Silhouette image of generic C172 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna F172H Skyhawk (Reims)
Owner/operator:Birmingham Aviation Ltd
Registration: G-AVAS
C/n / msn: F172-0370
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Halfpenny Green, Bobbington, Staffordshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: Initial climb
Departure airport:Halfpenny Green, Staffordshire (EGBO)
Destination airport:Halfpenny Green, Staffordshire (EGBO)
Investigating agency: AIB
Written off (damaged beyond repair) in an accident at Halfpenny Green, Staffordshire, on 19.12.82. Aircraft suffered an engine failure whilst climbing away from a "touch and go" landing at Halfpenny Green; pilot attempted to make an immediate emergency landing, but aircraft did not have enough altitude, for a "dead stick/engine out" landing, and failed to make the airfield boundary, crashing onto a public road bordering the airfield.

The subsequent AAIB investigation revealed that the aircraft had less than 10 litres of fuel (AVGAS) on board, all of it in the right hand tank, and that the lack of fuel was the primary cause of engine failure. Furthermore, the trainee pilot had selected the left hand tank for fuel - which was, of course, totally empty.

Wreck noted at Sleap later. Registration belatedly cancelled by CAA 15.8.1985



Revision history:

17-May-2008 11:10 ASN archive Added
20-Sep-2011 06:22 Uli Elch Updated [Aircraft type, Cn, Location, Country, Phase, Nature, Source, Damage, Narrative]
26-Sep-2011 03:34 Uli Elch Updated [Location, Source, Narrative]
14-Jul-2012 12:51 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Phase, Nature, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
19-Aug-2012 16:21 Dr. John Smith Updated [Location, Source, Narrative]
06-Jun-2014 19:31 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Total occupants, Location, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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