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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 187542
Last updated: 29 October 2020
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Type:Silhouette image of generic PA38 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Piper PA-38-112 Tomahawk
Registration: G-BGBN
C/n / msn: 38-79A0918
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Cranfield Airport, Cranfield, Bedffordshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: Take off
Departure airport:Cranfield, Bedfordshire (EGTC)
Destination airport:Cranfield, Bedfordshire (EGTC)
Investigating agency: AAIB
Written off (destroyed) 5-6-2013 when crashed on take off from a "touch and go" landing and take off maneouvre at Cranfield Airport, Cranfield, Bedfordshire. The two persons on board (instructor and pilot under training) survived, but with serious injuries. According to the following summary from the official AAIB report into the accident:

"G-BGBN was seen to touch down near the touchdown zone markers, power was applied and it lifted off near the intersection of the runway and taxiway C. Approximately two seconds later, the instructor transmitted “golf bravo november rough running engine turning around for runway 21”. The aircraft was in a gentle right turn as it passed the
intersection of the runway and taxiway B but it then reversed its turn abruptly to the left. As the aircraft passed the upwind end of the runway in the left turn, the nose began to drop. The aircraft descended and crashed within the aerodrome boundary 100 metres north-west of the threshold of Runway 21".

Damage sustained to airframe: Per the AAIB report "Aircraft destroyed".


1. AAIB:

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

Revision history:

23-May-2016 14:32 Dr.John Smith Added
17-Oct-2018 18:42 Anon. Updated [Registration]
17-Oct-2018 18:42 harro Updated [Source, Narrative, Accident report, ]

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