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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 233450
Last updated: 4 April 2020
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Time:10:31 UTC
Type:Silhouette image of generic DH82 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland DH.82a Tiger Moth
Owner/operator:The Tiger Club
Registration: G-ADGT
C/n / msn: 3338
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Headcorn Aerodrome -   United Kingdom
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Headcorn Aerodrome
Destination airport:Headcorn Aerodrome
Investigating agency: AAIB
The purpose of the flight was for the commander, who was a club check pilot, to endorse a club pilot for crosswind operations in the aircraft, using runway 29 at Headcorn Aerodrome. Surface wind conditions were estimated to be 12 kt from 220°; however, meteorological conditions were favourable for generation of thermals, causing gusts in the surface wind.
After completing a series of circuits, during which the commander described the club pilot as being slightly ‘behind’ the aircraft, the club pilot positioned the aircraft for final approach to Runway 29. The aircraft drifted right of the runway centreline and was too high during the approach. The club pilot attempted to correct the drift by lowering the into-wind wing. However, the sink rate increased and the aircraft touched down at approximately 60 kt, resulting in a bounce to the right of the runway centreline. During the subsequent go-around the aircraft continued to drift further right of the runway in a nose-high attitude. Despite the commander taking control and applying full power, the right wingtip contacted the ground, causing the aircraft to ground loop to the right and subsequently collide with the airfield boundary hedge. The wings, landing gear and forward fuselage were extensively damaged in the ensuing impact, however both occupants were able to leave the aircraft having only sustained minor injuries.


Accident Photo:

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


Photo of G-ADGT courtesy

Lashenden / Headcorn (EGKH)
4 July 2010; (c) Andy Marks

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Revision history:

02-Mar-2020 11:27 harro Added
01-Apr-2020 09:56 Peter Clarke Updated [Photo]
02-Apr-2020 14:17 Peter Clarke Updated [Photo]
04-Apr-2020 16:48 Peter Clarke Updated [Photo]

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