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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 191853
Last updated: 18 January 2021
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Date:04-DEC-2016
Time:12:40
Type:Silhouette image of generic C150 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 150L
Owner/operator:Go Fly Oxford Aircraft Rentals
Registration: G-CSFC
C/n / msn: 15075360
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:1
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Lubenham, 2 miles west of Market Harborough, Leicestershire -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Hinton-in-the-Hedges, near Brackley, Northamptonshire
Destination airport:Leicester Airport, Stoughton, Leicestershire (EGBG)
Investigating agency: AAIB
Narrative:
A Cessna 150L, G-CSFC, and a glider suffered a mid-air collision over Lubenham, Leicstershire, U.K. The glider crashed, killing the pilot. The Cessna landed safely with damage to the right hand wing tip.

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

"The accident occurred because the pilots did not see each otherís aircraft in sufficient time to take effective avoiding action. Collision avoidance was by lookout and visual detection, which has limitations, and the low sun would have reduced the likelihood of the pilot of G-CLJK seeing G-CSFC in time.

G-CLJK was fitted with FLARM but G-CSFC was not fitted with such a system. Therefore, there was no electronic means to increase the ability to detect other aircraft in the vicinity to allow for effective collision avoidance. The CAA have since issued CAP 1391 and are part of CWG which promotes the installation of EC devices in aircraft."

Sources:

1. AAIB: https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/media/59afe854e5274a180e3705d5/SZD-51-1_Junior_glider_G-CLJK_and_Cessna_150L_G-CSFC_09-17.pdf
2. CAA: https://siteapps.caa.co.uk/g-info/
3. https://www.leicestermercury.co.uk/man-killed-in-glider-crash/story-29956463-detail/story.html
4. https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/2326107/pilot-dead-after-glider-crashes-into-field-in-lubenham-after-mid-air-collision-with-light-aircraft/
5. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3999184/Man-killed-glider-smashed-light-aircraft-skies-Leicestershire.html
6. https://www.harboroughmail.co.uk/news/glider-tragedy-update-investigators-believe-pilot-may-have-died-in-mid-air-collision-1-7711883
7. http://www.itv.com/news/central/2016-12-04/man-dies-after-glider-collides-with-light-aircraft/
8. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-leicestershire-38203019
9. https://www.pprune.org/private-flying/587798-glider-cessna-midair-collision.html

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

Media:


Images:

Photo of G-CSFC courtesy AirHistory.net


Culdrose (EGDR)
2 November 2005; (c) Paul Seymour

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
04-Dec-2016 20:49 Dr.John Smith Added
04-Dec-2016 20:53 Dr.John Smith Updated [Location, Embed code]
05-Dec-2016 05:57 JINX Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Cn]
05-Dec-2016 06:52 jan olieslagers Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source]
05-Dec-2016 06:56 harro Updated [Aircraft type, Cn, Operator, Location, Damage, Narrative, Plane category]
05-Dec-2016 09:00 Anon. Updated [Source]
06-Dec-2016 13:12 h2g2bloke Updated [Other fatalities]
20-Dec-2016 13:04 Dr. John Smith Updated [Total occupants, Location]
14-Sep-2017 18:24 Dr. John Smith Updated [Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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