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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 189092
Last updated: 12 February 2021
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Time:12:30 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic PA22 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Piper PA-22-150 Pacer
Owner/operator:Southern Aircraft Consultancy Inc Trustee
Registration: N6830B
C/n / msn: 22-4128
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Wyke Oliver Farm, Weymouth, Dorset -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Compton Abbas. (EGHA)
Destination airport:Compton Abbas. (EGHA)
Investigating agency: AAIB
The aircraft crashed into trees in a farm in Wyke Oliver Road, Weymouth, Dorset. The aircraft came to rest inverted, sustaining substantial damage. The three occupants (reported to be a man, a woman, and a child aged 12) received minor injuries, and were taken to Dorset County Hospital by ambulance. The press interviewed witnesses. According to the following excerpt from the official AAIB report into the accident:

"The pilot reported that while in the cruise at approximately 1,700 feet amsl, he selected the carburettor heat ON and the engine lost power (decreasing from 2,300 to 1,500 rpm). Selecting the carburettor heat OFF had no effect so he reselected it ON. He moved the throttle lever backwards and forwards and selected a different fuel tank but neither action restored power. He transmitted a distress call to Yeovilton Radar and then concentrated on landing in a suitable field.

The aircraft touched down in the pilot’s chosen field at 60 mph, but bounced back into the air when it ran over a bump. It touched down again and the pilot began to brake but he was unable to bring the aircraft to a halt before it struck an obstacle and turned onto its back. The three occupants vacated the aircraft through the normal exits.

It was not determined why the engine lost power."

Nature of damage sustained to airframe: Per the AAIB report "Extensive". As a result, the US registration N6830B was cancelled by the FAA on October 11 2016


1. AAIB:

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



Photo of N6830B courtesy

Northampton - Sywell (EGBK / ORM)
30 August 2014; (c) Mick Bajcar

Revision history:

05-Aug-2016 14:30 Geno Added
05-Aug-2016 14:42 Anon. Updated [Location, Narrative]
05-Aug-2016 15:42 Aerossurance Updated [Time, Operator, Location, Phase, Nature, Source, Embed code, Narrative]
05-Aug-2016 15:46 Aerossurance Updated [Embed code, Damage]
05-Aug-2016 18:33 Dr.John Smith Updated [Location, Source, Narrative]
05-Aug-2016 18:34 Dr.John Smith Updated [Narrative]
05-Aug-2016 18:38 Dr.John Smith Updated [Operator]
05-Aug-2016 18:57 Aerossurance Updated [Operator, Location, Narrative]
06-Aug-2016 19:52 Anon. Updated [Narrative]
19-Feb-2017 22:19 Dr.John Smith Updated [Operator, Location, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
01-Mar-2018 07:40 Anon. Updated [Departure airport, Destination airport]

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