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Time:15:28 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic DA42 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Diamond DA42 Twin Star
Owner/operator:Smart People Dont Buy Ltd
Registration: G-OCCX
C/n / msn: 42-155
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Coventry Airport, Baginton, Coventry, Warwickshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Coventry Airport, Baginton, Coventry, Warwickshire (CBT/EGBE)
Destination airport:Coventry Airport, Baginton, Coventry, Warwickshire (CBT/EGBE)
Investigating agency: AAIB
Substantially damaged 22 August 2017 when landed with the undercarriage retracted at Coventry Airport, Baginton, Coventry, Warwickshire. According to the following excerpt from the official AAIB report into the accident:

"On returning to Coventry Airport, after conducting upper air exercises as part of the first sortie of a Multi-Engine Piston Flight Instructor’s course, the pilot under training, who was flying the aircraft, was introduced to asymmetric handling of the aircraft. During this time, as one engine was operated at 10% of engine load to give zero thrust, the landing gear warning horn sounded continuously.

The pilot under training then joined right base for a flapless landing on Runway 05 with the engine still set at zero thrust. Although, the commander believed that he had verified the landing gear was down, the aircraft was subsequently landed gear-up.

The commander noted that the landing gear warning horn had been operating for the 10 minutes prior to the landing and, having grown accustomed to the sound, that this may have led to his failure to recognise that the landing gear was not down.

Damage sustained to airframe: Per the AAIB report "Damage to both propellers and engines, the underside of the fuselage, antennas and entry steps"


1. AAIB:
2. CAA:

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

Revision history:

12-Jan-2018 18:33 Dr. John Smith Added

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