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Time:14:50 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-ANMO
C/n / msn: 3255
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Minor
Location:Andrewsfield, 4.6 miles WNW of Braintree, Essex -   United Kingdom
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Andrewsfield, Essex (EGSL)
Destination airport:Andrewsfield, Essex (EGSL)
Investigating agency: AAIB
The aircraft was carrying out an instructional flight. During the latter part of the landing roll, on a grass surface, the aircraft began to pitch forward and, despite application of full aft stick, the aircraft’s tail continued to rise until the propeller struck the ground. The aircraft then slid some 10 to 15 m with its nose on the ground. The pilot reported that this flight was the seventh of the day in similar wind conditions (340º/5-10 kt, gusting 15 kt). These conditions were accommodated on each landing by approaching slightly across the runway, Runway 27, to reduce the cross-wind component and by using an 'into-wind, wing-down' technique. In each case, alighting took place with the right main-wheel first, directional control being initially maintained with the aircraft’s tail up, and then by moving the stick aft as the aircraft slowed to a stop.

The pilot noted that overnight rain had taken place which he considered may have created a soft patch of grass, causing the wheels to dig in, pitching the aircraft forward. He also considered that the wind may have veered and gusted, creating a brief tail-wind component which, at a low forward speed, would have reversed the effect of the up elevator input, creating a nose down rather than a tail-down effect.

G-ANMO was repaired, and sold on to new owners (Aviation Ventures) on 17.10.2005 - just two weeks later!


1. AAIB:
2. CAA:

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


Photo of G-ANMO courtesy

Lashenden / Headcorn (EGKH)
7 June 2014; (c) Danny Grew

Sywell Airfield (EGBK), Sywell, Northamptonshire, UK - 11th September 2010

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Revision history:

28-Aug-2008 13:49 JINX Added
05-Dec-2014 15:10 Dr. John Smith Updated [Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Embed code, Narrative]
18-Aug-2016 16:19 Dr.John Smith Updated [Source]
26-Apr-2020 17:03 Peter Clarke Updated [Photo]

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