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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 190711
Last updated: 5 December 2020
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Time:11:20 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic C150 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna F150M (Reims)
Registration: G-BDZC
C/n / msn: 1316
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Bourn Airfield, Cambridgeshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: Take off
Departure airport:Bourn Airfield (EGSN)
Destination airport:Bourn Airfield (EGSN)
Investigating agency: AAIB
A man died in a plane crash at Bourn Airfield, and another man (a passenger) was taken to hospital with serious injuries. The pilot who died was a club member who had recently joined the flying school.

UPDATE: The official AAIB report into the accident was published 14.9.2017, and the following is the summary from that report...

"The aircraft was seen to take off with 40 flap set. It did not appear to climb and flew at low level above the runway. Approaching a line of trees beyond the end of the runway, the nose pitched up and the aircraft banked left. The left wing dropped and the aircraft descended in a steep nose-down attitude into the ground. The pilot was fatally injured but the passenger survived. The investigation concluded that the pilot had attempted to take off with the flaps unintentionally set to the fully deployed position. The excess drag in this condition prevented the aircraft from climbing."

Damage sustained to airframe: Per the AAIB report "Aircraft Destroyed". The CAA seem to have agreed with with this conclusion, as the registration G-BDZC was cancelled on 17.7.2017 as "destroyed"


1. AAIB:
2. CAA:

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


Revision history:

17-Oct-2016 16:45 FERRYSEA Added
17-Oct-2016 16:46 harro Updated [Aircraft type, Other fatalities, Location, Country, Damage, Narrative, Plane category]
17-Oct-2016 16:47 harro Updated [Embed code]
17-Oct-2016 16:56 Aerossurance Updated [Time, Location, Source, Embed code]
17-Oct-2016 18:35 Geno Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Operator, Location, Nature, Source]
17-Oct-2016 18:48 Dr.John Smith Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Operator, Location, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Embed code, Damage, Narrative]
17-Oct-2016 18:59 Dr.John Smith Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Source, Embed code, Narrative]
17-Oct-2016 19:12 Dr.John Smith Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
17-Oct-2016 20:20 harro Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Source, Narrative]
18-Oct-2016 03:56 Iceman 29 Updated [Phase, Source, Narrative]
18-Oct-2016 18:38 Iceman 29 Updated [Registration, Source, Narrative]
18-Oct-2016 19:27 Anon. Updated [Phase]
18-Oct-2016 20:07 Aerossurance Updated [Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Narrative]
21-Oct-2016 05:51 Anon. Updated [Departure airport, Destination airport]
14-Sep-2017 17:46 Dr. John Smith Updated [Source, Embed code, Damage, Narrative]
26-Jan-2020 12:09 Uli Elch Updated [Aircraft type, Embed code]

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