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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 230704
Last updated: 15 November 2019
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Time:11:00 UTC
Type:Silhouette image of generic D11 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Jodel D.120 Paris-Nice
Registration: G-BKCW
C/n / msn: 285
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Perth Aerodrome, Perth and Kinross -   United Kingdom
Phase: Take off
Departure airport:Perth International Airport (PSL/EGPT)
Destination airport:Kingsmuir
Investigating agency: AAIB
During the takeoff from Runway 27, the engine lost power but the pilot managed to climb to 2,400 ft aal. He carried out performance checks, which appeared normal, and returned to the airfield circuit where, once again, power reduced. He turned onto the final approach but, at about 10 ft above the runway, power increased, the aircraft yawed left and, because the pilot was applying right rudder as the aircraft touched down, it departed the right side of the runway.

AAIB Analysis
The temperature of 18C combined with a dew point of 12C and 70% humidity meant there was a high possibility of carburettor icing at low power settings. The pilot considered that even using carburettor heating during the 20 minutes holding may not have prevented
carburettor icing during the take off in the prevailing conditions. Icing was also a possible reason for the power reduction in the circuit. He thought that increasing power occasionally while holding might have been beneficial. Also, with the reduced and unreliable engine performance, positioning for a glide approach might have been a better option.



Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: AAIB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 4 months
Download report: Final report

Revision history:

15-Nov-2019 20:55 harro Added
15-Nov-2019 20:56 harro Updated [Aircraft type, Departure airport]

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