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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 217674
Last updated: 19 February 2020
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Time:15:45 hts LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic C172 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna FR.172K Hawk XP (Reims)
Registration: G-YIPI
C/n / msn: FR172K0616
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Perranporth Airfield, Higher Trevellas Street, Saint Agnes, Cornwall -   United Kingdom
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Isles Of Scilly-St. Mary's Airport (ISC/EGHE)
Destination airport:Perranporth Airfield (EGTP)
Reims Cessna FR172K Hawk XP, G-YIPI was written off (damaged beyond repair) in a hard landing, at Perranporth Airfield, Higher Trevellas Street, Saint Agnes, Cornwall, on 18 May 2018. The official AAIB report was published on 8 November 2018, and the following is an extract from it...

"The pilot reported that he approached to land on Runway 05 at Perranporth Airfield at 70 kt with flaps FULL. The wind was from about 360 at 8 kt. After crossing the threshold, the pilot flared the aircraft, which landed heavily and bounced. After the subsequent landing the pilot was aware that the aircraft had been damaged so vacated the runway and shut down. There was severe damage to the front of the aircraft, including its propeller and nosewheel.

The pilot believed he may have flared the aircraft late. Given the level and nature of the damage it is also possible that the aircraft landed too fast, leading it to touchdown nose wheel first."

Damage sustained to airframe: Per the above AAIB report "Damaged beyond economic repair"


1. AAIB Report:

Revision history:

12-Nov-2018 21:37 Dr.John Smith Added
12-Nov-2018 21:40 Dr.John Smith Updated [Location, Narrative]
03-Jun-2019 00:42 RobertMB Updated [Aircraft type, Cn, Departure airport, Destination airport]
25-Jan-2020 17:34 Uli Elch Updated [Aircraft type]

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