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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 188877
Last updated: 5 September 2019
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Type:Silhouette image of generic JABI model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Jabiru SK
Owner/operator:Leath Ltd
Registration: G-BYNL
C/n / msn: PFA274-13328
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Welcross Farm Airstrip, near Slinfold, West Sussex -   United Kingdom
Phase: Approach
Departure airport:
Destination airport:Slinfold (Welcross Farm) Airstrip, West Sussex
Investigating agency: AAIB
Written off (damaged beyond repair) 22-04-2005 when crashed on approach to Welcross Farm Airstrip, near Slinfold, West Sussex. The pilot (the sole person on board) was not injured. According to the following excerpt from the official AAIB report into the accident:

"The aircraft had undergone some routine engine maintenance and was being flown on a pre Permit to Fly airtest. An approach was made to Runway 22 at Wellcross Farm near Slinfold, West Sussex, but due to grass cutting, a go-around was carried out, followed by a left hand circuit to land on Runway 04.

The aircraft was high on the approach, and despite maintaining the normal approach speed of 60 knots, with full flap lowered, the aircraft touched down at about the mid point of the 450 metre grass runway. Maximum braking was applied, and the aircraft skidded off the left side of the runway. The combination of a small tail wind component, a house at the end of the runway, and a late touchdown had prompted the pilot to apply maximum braking. This had led to the skid and departure of the aircraft from the left runway edge"

Nature of Damage to airframe: Per the AAIB report "Damage to the left side of the fuselage, the left wing and propeller". The damage was presumably enough to render the airframe as "beyond economic repair", as the registration G-BYNL was cancelled by the CAA on 20-07-2005 as "Permanently withdrawn from use"


1. AAIB:
2. CAA:
3. Jabiru SK G-BYNL at Tatenhill Airfield on 21-05-2003:

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

Revision history:

26-Jul-2016 15:37 Dr.John Smith Added

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