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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 195714
Last updated: 26 November 2019
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Date:28-MAY-2017
Time:13:00 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic EUPA model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Europa
Owner/operator:Private
Registration: G-NDOL
C/n / msn: PFA 247-12594
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:near Summerley Coal Aston Airfield, Apperknowle, Derbyshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: Landing
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Summerley Coal Aston Airfield, Derbyshire (EGCA)
Destination airport:Summerley Coal Aston Airfield, Derbyshire (EGCA)
Narrative:
The light aircraft crashed in a field. The pilot sustained fatal injuries in the crash. Although the pilot was recorded alive, but in critical condition, he died later in hospital (this was confirmed by Police at 18:00LT).
Coal Aston Airfield also known as Apperknowle Airstrip, is located 4 NM N of Chesterfield.

AAIB report:
Summary:

The aircraft took off from Coal Aston Airfield but did not achieve a normal rate of climb. At the end of the runway it turned to the left and then stalled, descending into an adjacent field. The pilot was possibly attempting to land back at the airfield. The evidence indicates that the engine suffered a partial loss of power, probably as a result of fuel vapour disrupting the fuel supply to the engine. It was found that the fuel vapour return line had been connected to the inlet of the fuel selector valve, rather than to the fuel tank. Any vapour in the fuel system was therefore routed back to the engine instead of returning to the fuel tank to dissipate. The accident was not survivable.

See complete report below.

Sources:

1. https://www.derbyshiretimes.co.uk/news/derbyshire-plane-crash-light-aircraft-comes-down-in-field-1-8567143
2. https://www.derbyshiretimes.co.uk/news/derbyshire-plane-crash-police-confirm-death-of-pilot-1-8567514
3. https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/pilot-dies-after-small-plane-10520160
4. https://www.google.com/maps/@?dg=dbrw&newdg=1/5318'17.0%22N+125'50.0%22W/@53.3044895,-1.4296067,18z/data=!3m1!1e3?hl=en
5. https://www.derbytelegraph.co.uk/plane-crashes-in-derbyshire/story-30358554-detail/story.html
6. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coal_Aston_Airfield
7. https://api.parliament.uk/historic-hansard/written-answers/1990/oct/15/summerley-coal-aston-airstrip-accidents
8. http://www.derbyshire.police.uk/News-and-Appeals/News/2017/May/28-May-Pilot-dies-following-light-aircraft-crash.aspx
https://siteapps.caa.co.uk/g-info/
9. https://www.gov.uk/aaib-reports/aaib-investigation-to-europa-g-ndol


Images:

Photo of G-NDOL courtesy AirHistory.net


Breighton
22 August 2010; (c) Malcolm Clarke

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
28-May-2017 17:16 Aerossurance Added
28-May-2017 17:18 Aerossurance Updated [Embed code, Narrative]
28-May-2017 17:43 gerard57 Updated [Time, Total fatalities, Embed code, Narrative]
28-May-2017 18:00 FERRYSEA Updated [Source]
28-May-2017 19:02 FERRYSEA Updated [Aircraft type]
28-May-2017 20:00 Geno Updated [Location, Destination airport, Source]
28-May-2017 20:30 Dr.John Smith Updated [Destination airport, Source, Damage, Narrative]
29-May-2017 06:53 FERRYSEA Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Operator, Source]
29-May-2017 06:54 harro Updated [Aircraft type, Operator]
29-May-2017 07:04 Aerossurance Updated [Time, Narrative]
29-May-2017 14:06 Chieftain Updated [Destination airport]
09-Nov-2017 16:19 Iceman 29 Updated [Source, Narrative]
10-Nov-2017 21:43 Dr. John Smith Updated [Departure airport, Source, Embed code, Narrative]

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