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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 22608
Last updated: 22 April 2019
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Time:11:37 UTC
Type:Silhouette image of generic DH82 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland DH.82A Tiger Moth
Registration: G-ANLD
C/n / msn: 85990
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Old Warden, near Biggleswade, Bedfordshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Old Warden, Bedfordshire (EGTH)
Destination airport:Old Warden, Bedfordshire (EGTH)
Investigating agency: AAIB
The aircraft was landing on Runway 21 at Old Warden Airfield; the grass surface was dry. The surface wind was 140 degrees/6 knots and the temperature was estimated to be 24 degrees C. The pilot reported that the aircraft was aligned on final approach 2 nautical miles from the threshold, at 800 feet aal and 55 to 60 knots.

About 500 yards from the threshold, the aircraft was high and the pilot used side slip to adjust the flight path. The aircraft had regained the correct approach path, at a speed of 55 knots, when a high sink rate developed and it struck the top of a tree which was 70 yards from the threshold and about 20 feet high.

The pilot was unable to arrest the sink rate in time to prevent the aircraft landing heavily on the runway. The landing gear collapsed and the aircraft came quickly to a halt, still on the runway centre line. Both occupants were wearing Sutton harnesses and escaped without injury.

Damage sustained to airframe: Per the AAIB report "General damage to propeller, landing gear, wings and fuselage"


1. AAIB:
2. CAA:

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


Photo of G-ANLD courtesy

Woburn / Woburn Abbey [ Off-Airport ]
21 August 2005; (c) Mick Bajcar

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Revision history:

28-Aug-2008 13:39 JINX Added
24-May-2013 17:57 Dr. John Smith Updated [Destination airport, Source, Embed code, Narrative]
13-Feb-2015 17:03 Dr. John Smith Updated [Narrative]
17-Jul-2016 16:46 Dr.John Smith Updated [Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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