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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 191223
Last updated: 7 October 2019
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Date:04-JUL-2009
Time:08:30
Type:Silhouette image of generic EUPA model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Europa XS
Owner/operator:Private
Registration: G-PHXS
C/n / msn: PFA 247-13876
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:Weldon Farm strip, near Corby, Northamptonshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: Landing
Nature:Private
Departure airport:
Destination airport:Weldon Farm strip, near Corby, Northamptonshire
Investigating agency: AAIB
Narrative:
Written off (damaged beyond repair) 04-07-2009 when crashed at Weldon Farm strip, near Corby, Northamptonshire: the pilot - the sole person on board - was uninjured. Accoarding to the following excerpt from the official AAIB report into the accident:

"The aircraft was landing at Weldon Farm on a grass strip 480 metres long by 15 metres wide, cut into a crop. The pilot later recalled that it appeared to him that he was too close to the crop and he attempted a correction; the next thing he remembered was the aircraft stationary on the ground at the edge of the runway, having turned through about 50 degrees to the right.

The rear fuselage had broken just forward of the tail but the pilot was uninjured. He is unsure whether he drifted into the crop due to a gust of wind or whether he had been simply too close to one side of the strip during the flare to land."

Nature of Damage sustained to airframe: Per the AAIB report "Tail broken off forward of tail fin, damage to nose wheel and main landing gear legs". The damage was presumably enough to later render the airframe as "damaged beyond economic repair", as the registration G-PHXS was cancelled by the CAA on 09-07-2013 as "Temporarily Withdrawn from use"

Sources:

1. AAIB: https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/media/5422f2cce5274a131400040b/Europa_XS__G-PHXS_01-10.pdf
2. CAA: https://siteapps.caa.co.uk/g-info/
3. http://www.airport-data.com/aircraft/photo/000573050.html
4. http://aircraftspotting.co.uk/northamptonshire-airports-airfields-viewing-guides.php

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


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
07-Nov-2016 22:14 Dr.John Smith Added
08-Nov-2016 22:17 Dr.John Smith Updated [Narrative]

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