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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 186469
Last updated: 13 April 2020
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Date:13-JUN-1992
Time:12:50
Type:Evans VP-2
Owner/operator:Private
Registration: G-BEVP
C/n / msn: 1SW/7207/1
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Truleigh Hill Farm, Shoreham, West Sussex -   United Kingdom
Phase: Landing
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Truleigh Hill Farm, Shoreham, West Sussex
Destination airport:Truleigh Hill Farm, Shoreham, West Sussex
Narrative:
Written off (damaged beyond repair) 13-6-1992 due to a forced landing, caused by engine failure, at Truleigh Hill Farm, Shoreham, West Sussex. According to the following extract from the official AAIB report into the accident:

"After a normal engine start and ground checks, the aircraft took off, accelerating and climbing away normally, until, at a height of some 30 feet agl, he engine began to lose power. The pilot then lowered the nose of the aircraft in an attempt to maintain a safe flying speed, and turned the aircraft to the right in order to avoid some trees. The pilot then found that a reduction in the throttle setting resulted in a slight increase in power.

However, approximately half way around a low circuit of the airstrip, the engine lost all power, and a forced landing was made into a standing crop at low speed. The pilot, who was uninjured, was able to make her escape unaided"

Damage sustained to airframe: Per the AAIB report "damage to the landing gear, and minor damage to the wings". Despite the apparently minor (repairable) damage, it is believed that the VP-2 never flew again, and the registration G-BEVP was cancelled by the CAA on 24-8-1994 (just over two years later)

Sources:

1. AAIB: https://assets.digital.cabinet-office.gov.uk/media/5423000ded915d1371000a73/Evans_VP-2_Volksplane__G-BEVP_08-92.pdf
2. CAA: https://siteapps.caa.co.uk/g-info/rk=BEVP


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
15-Apr-2016 17:06 Dr.John Smith Added
15-Apr-2016 17:06 Dr.John Smith Updated [Operator]

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