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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 187523
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Date:05-MAR-1994
Time:13:30
Type:Silhouette image of generic BE23 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Beechcraft A23 Musketeer II
Owner/operator:Private
Registration: G-ASWP
C/n / msn: M-587
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Sedlescombe (Spilsted Farm) Airfield, 1nm NE of Battle, East Sussex -   United Kingdom
Phase: Landing
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Sedlescombe (Spilsted Farm) Airfield, 1nm NE of Battle, East Sussex
Destination airport:Sedlescombe (Spilsted Farm) Airfield, 1nm NE of Battle, East Sussex
Narrative:
First UK registered 22-9-1964. Written off (damaged beyond repair) 6-3-1994 when crashed at Sedlescombe (Spilsted Farm) Airfield, one nautical mile North East of Battle, East Sussex. According to the following extract from the official AAIB report into the accident:

"Whilst landing on Runway 32 (with a surface wind of 280 degrees, gusting at 12 to 15 knots) the pilot lost directional control during the landing roll, and collided with a small number of trees adjacent to the runway".

Damage sustained to airframe: Per the AAIB report "substantial damage to the leading edge of both flying surfaces". Presumably the damage was enough to render the airframe as "beyond economic repair", as the C of A was not renewed when it expired on 30-4-1995. The registration G-ASWP was finally cancelled by the CAA on 17-8-2000, six years after its accident.

Sources:

1. AAIB: https://assets.digital.cabinet-office.gov.uk/media/5422ec64e5274a1314000103/Beech_A23_Musketeer_II__G-ASWP_05-94.pdf
2. CAA: https://siteapps.caa.co.uk/g-info/rk=ASWP
3. http://www.airblog.nl/family.php?type=Beechcraft%20%20%2023&typefull=Beechcraft%20%20%2023
4. https://www.flickr.com/photos/paulkelseyphotography/15404745692/in/photolist-ptgmcE-dqTpAU-9EAVrZ-cPhtG3-GGoS3G


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
22-May-2016 19:20 Dr.John Smith Added
22-May-2016 19:24 Dr.John Smith Updated [Aircraft type]

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