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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 230141
Last updated: 29 October 2020
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Time:c. 14:05
Type:Silhouette image of generic P28R model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Piper PA-28R-201T Cherokee Arrow III
Owner/operator:Trustee of the G-DDAY Group
Registration: G-DDAY
C/n / msn: 28R-7703112
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Nottingham Airport (NQT/EGBN), Tollerton, Nottinghamshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: Take off
Departure airport:Nottingham Airport (NQT/EGBN)
Destination airport:Derby Airport (EGBD)
Investigating agency: AAIB
A Piper PA-28R-201T Cherokee Arrow III came to rest gear-up, off runway, having lost rudder control during the take off from Nottingham Airport (NQT/EGBN), Tollerton, Nottinghamshire. The pilot successfully landed gear up on soft grass to the side of the runway. The aircraft was damaged beyond repair and "written off" by the insurers. The pilot escaped uninjured, and the passenger suffered a broken and lacerated nose.

The official AAIB report into the incident was published on 13 February 2020, and the following is an excerpt from it...

"The pilot, with a passenger, was conducting a 90-day, three takeoffs and landings revalidation and had completed two of these without incident. The weather was good, and the wind was from 230° at 10 kt.

On the third landing, the aircraft touched down on Runway 21 ‘on the numbers’; the pilot reduced flap to two stages and selected full throttle. Directional control was lost, and the aircraft veered off the runway to the left and became airborne just as the propeller contacted rough ground.

The aircraft became difficult to control and the pilot flew a low downwind leg to return to the airfield. Once within the airfield boundary, the aircraft became uncontrollable and it struck the ground just north of Runway 27 incurring substantial damage.

Both pilot and passenger were wearing lap and diagonal harnesses and only the passenger suffered minor injuries. The reason for the loss of directional control is not known."

Damage sustained to airframe: Per the above AAIB report "Damaged beyond economic repair". G-DDAY was Previously N3496Q and G-BPDO. Imported into the UK in 1988, and owned by the G-DDAY group since 1995


1. The pilot and passenger.
2. AAIB Final Report:

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: AAIB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 3 months
Download report: Final report


Piper PA-28R-201T Turbo Arrow III G-DDAY at Sywell Northamptonshire 1 July 2012: G-DDAY Piper PA-28R-201T Turbo Arrow III (8580499552)


Photo of G-DDAY courtesy

Northampton - Sywell (EGBK / ORM)
1 June 2013; (c) Mick Bajcar

Revision history:

22-Oct-2019 22:13 Geno Added
22-Oct-2019 23:58 RobertMB Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Operator, Location, Nature, Source, Damage, Narrative]
23-Oct-2019 15:24 Aerossurance Updated [Location, Narrative]
17-Dec-2019 16:52 Rainbow Updated [Phase, Destination airport, Source, Damage, Narrative]
18-Dec-2019 15:40 Rainbow Updated [Narrative]
14-Feb-2020 17:09 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Destination airport, Source, Embed code, Narrative]
14-Feb-2020 17:11 Dr. John Smith Updated [Embed code]
14-Feb-2020 20:02 harro Updated [Source, Accident report, ]
15-Feb-2020 20:04 Dr. John Smith Updated [Source, Embed code]

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