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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 18686
Last updated: 27 November 2020
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Time:14:40 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic C150 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna FRA.150L Aerobat (Reims)
Owner/operator:Yorkshire Light Aircraft Ltd
Registration: G-BBCF
C/n / msn: FRA150-0209
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Nab Bridge, 3 miles S of Harrogate, North Yorkshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: Approach
Departure airport:Leeds-Bradford Airport (LBA/EGNM)
Destination airport:Leeds Bradford Airport (LBA/EGNM)
Investigating agency: AIB
Cessna 150 Aerobat G-BBCF was written off (damaged beyond repair) 8.9.1984 when it force landed at Nab Bridge, three miles south of Harrogate, North Yorkshire. According to the official AAIB report:

"The aircraft took off from Leeds-Bradford Airport at approximately 14:20 hours for a local flight, routing via Settle, Pateley Bridge and then back to Leeds-Bradford. Poor weather forced an early return to Leeds-Bradford, and clearance was given for approach and landing. The aircraft had leveled off after climbing away from Leeds-Bradford, and was approximately three miles south of Harrogate, with the cruise power set, when engine power abruptly reduced to idling RPM with no preceding rough running. Application of full power and carburettor heat had no effect, so the pilot declared an emergency to ATC at Leeds-Bradford

The aircraft put down in a field from an altitude of 1,900 feet: the selected field had telephone wires or power cables at the threshold end, meaning that the aircraft had to put down heavily well into the field to avoid these. The nose wheel collapsed towards the end of the landing run, where there was uneven ground and a substantial downwards slope. The two persons on board then escaped the aircraft without injury."

Damage sustained to airframe: Per the AAIB report, "collapsed nose undercarriage, damage to propeller, cowlings, fuselage, and firewall". As a result, the airframe was deemed to be "damaged beyond economic repair", and the registration G-BBCF was Cancelled by the CAA as "Permanently Withdrawn From Use" on 31.7.1989.


1. Air Britain: British Civil Aircraft Registers 1919 to 1999 (published 1999)
2. AAIB:
3. CAA:

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

Revision history:

17-May-2008 11:10 ASN archive Added
26-Sep-2011 10:13 Uli Elch Updated [Aircraft type, Cn, Location, Country, Phase, Nature, Source, Damage, Narrative]
07-Nov-2012 12:08 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Phase, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
13-Nov-2014 00:43 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Location, Phase, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
30-Oct-2015 03:59 Dr.John Smith Updated [Embed code]
12-Nov-2015 14:24 Dr.John Smith Updated [Narrative]
12-Nov-2015 14:26 Dr.John Smith Updated [Source]
12-Nov-2015 14:27 Dr.John Smith Updated [Narrative]

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