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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 186947
Last updated: 21 April 2021
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Type:Silhouette image of generic RALL model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Morane Saulnier MS.880B Rallye Club
Registration: G-AZKD
C/n / msn: 1949
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Franklyn's Field, Chewton Mendip, Somerset -   United Kingdom
Phase: Taxi
Departure airport:Franklyn's Field, Chewton Mendip, Somerset
Destination airport:Franklyn's Field, Chewton Mendip, Somerset
Investigating agency: AAIB
Written off (damaged beyond repair) when damaged in a landing on 4-9-1992 at Franklyn's Field, Chewton Mendip, Somerset. According to the following extract from the official AAIB report into the accident:

"The pilot reports that, after flying in the local area, in contact with the ATC at Bristol, he decided to practice crosswind circuits and landings. After the second or third circuit, he decided to land. A normal approach was made using 8 degrees of flap (half the maximum selection) followed by a normal landing close to the Runway 05 threshold.

Further down the runway, he opened the throttle slightly, in order to maintain a fast taxi speed to the turn off point. Shortly afterwards, the aircraft veered off sharply to the right, and the right wing contacted the metal support posts of an electric cattle fence that formed the airfields eastern boundary. Damage was minimal, and the aircraft was later taxied to the aircraft parking area. The pilot was uninjured."

Damage sustained to airframe: Per the AAIB report "minor damage to right wingtip, wing spar attachment, flap and slat". Despite the reported 'minor' damage sustained, it would seem that the damage rendered the airframe as "beyond economical repair", and G-AZKD was withdrawn from use. The registration was cancelled by the CAA just under one year later, on 28-8-1993 as "Permanently withdrawn from use" and owners "Addressee Status: Gone Away"


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2. CAA:

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

Revision history:

04-May-2016 18:44 Dr.John Smith Added
04-May-2016 18:45 Dr.John Smith Updated [Operator, Narrative]
04-May-2016 18:49 Dr.John Smith Updated [Location, Departure airport, Destination airport]

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