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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 209568
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Date:19-APR-2018
Time:13:38 UTC
Type:Silhouette image of generic C172 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna F172H Skyhawk
Owner/operator:Trustee of the G-AWUX Group
Registration: G-AWUX
C/n / msn: 0577
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:Near St Agnes, Cornwall, 3 miles SW of Perranporth Airfield -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Perranporth Airfield, Cornwall (EGTP)
Destination airport:Perranporth Airfield, Cornwall (EGTP)
Investigating agency: AAIB
Narrative:
The plane upon landing flipped over in a field near Penwinnick Road, Seven Milestone, St Agnes, Cornwall, 3 miles southwest of Perranporth airfield. The pilot (sole person on board) suffered minor injuries.

AAIB summary final report (see complete report below) :

Summary:

When applying full power, following a descent at idle power there was a sudden bang and heavy vibration. The vibration eased on reducing power but increased again as power was applied. The pilot declared a MAYDAY and initiated a forced landing. At 50 ft, the pilot realised that his selected field was unsuitable so he veered left and landed in a harrowed field. The wheels dug in and the aircraft flipped inverted.

The cause of the engine problem could not be determined.

Damage sustained to airframe: Per the above AAIB report 'Damage to propeller, nose wheel, cowling, left wing strut and tailplane'. The damage sustained was presumably enough to render the airframe as 'beyond economic repair', as the registreation G-AWUX was cancelled on 30-4-2018 as 'destroyed'

Sources:

1. https://www.piratefm.co.uk/news/latest-news/2558327/plane-crashes-into-field-near-st-agnes/
2. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5635015/Pilot-rushed-hospital-light-aircraft-crash-lands-upside-down.html
3. http://www.bbc.com/news/live/uk-england-devon-43712628?ns_mchannel=social&ns_source=twitter&ns_campaign=bbc_live&ns_linkname=5ad8a783ef3fb7066729b2bc%26Pilot%20suffers%20%27minor%20injuries%27%20in%20St%20Agnes%20plane%20crash%26&ns_fee=0#post_5ad8a783ef3fb7066729b2bc
4. https://siteapps.caa.co.uk/g-info/
5. Last occurence in 2008: https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/media/5422f5c2e5274a13170005c1/Cessna_F172H_Skyhawk__G-AWUX_02-09.pdf
6. https://aviation-safety.net/wikibase/wiki.php?id=209568
7. AAIB Accident report: https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/media/5ba21be4e5274a55d2624b90/Cessna_F172H_Skyhawk_G-AWUX_10-18.pdf

Accident investigation:
cover
  
Investigating agency: AAIB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 5 months
Download report: Final report


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
19-Apr-2018 15:45 gerard57 Added
19-Apr-2018 15:48 gerard57 Updated [Aircraft type, Source]
19-Apr-2018 16:55 Geno Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Location, Phase, Source, Narrative]
19-Apr-2018 16:56 Iceman 29 Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Location, Phase, Source, Embed code, Narrative]
19-Apr-2018 17:22 Iceman 29 Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Source, Embed code]
20-Apr-2018 16:04 Dr. John Smith Updated [Location, Embed code, Narrative]
20-Apr-2018 16:07 Dr. John Smith Updated [Embed code]
20-Apr-2018 16:08 Dr. John Smith Updated [Embed code, Narrative]
20-Apr-2018 16:10 Dr. John Smith Updated [Embed code]
20-Apr-2018 16:18 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Operator, Location, Source, Embed code, Narrative]
20-Apr-2018 18:51 Aerossurance Updated [Time, Operator, Location, Phase, Narrative]
11-Oct-2018 14:19 Iceman 29 Updated [Location, Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
11-Oct-2018 19:02 Dr.John Smith Updated [Time, Operator, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Damage, Narrative]
13-Oct-2018 19:46 harro Updated [Embed code, Accident report, ]

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