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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 187867
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Type:Silhouette image of generic RALL model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Morane Saulnier Rallye 150ST
Owner/operator:Trustee of Charlie Delta Aviation
Registration: G-BECD
C/n / msn: 2812
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Top Farm, Tadlow, Royston, Hertfordshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:
Destination airport:Top Farm, Tadlow, Hertfordshire
Written off (damaged beyond repair) 8-4-1995 when bounced on landing and the nose gear collapsed at Top Farm, Tadlow, Royston, Hertfordshire. No injuries sustained by the two persons on board (pilot and one passenger). According to the following extract from the official AAIB report into the accident:

"The pilot flared the aircraft with a view to touching down at the end of Runway 33 at Top Farm. The main landing gear, however, contacted the surface of a field several metres before the runway threshold, and 5 metrss before a farm track, and raised ridge surrounding the airfield.

On contact with the ground, the aircraft bounced momentarily, before the nose landing gear struck the ridge. On impact, the nose landing gear collapsed, and the aircraft slewed to the right before coming to rest approximately 25 metres from the initial touch down point. The pilot and passenger, who were wearing full safety harnesses, were uninjured."

Damage sustained to airframe: Per the AAIB report "substantial damage to nose and main landing gears, propeller, engine cowling and underside of fuselage, with shock loading to engine; damage beyond economic repair". As a result, the registration G-BECD was cancelled by the CAA on 1-8-1995


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Revision history:

05-Jun-2016 01:23 Dr.John Smith Added

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