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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 235106
Last updated: 13 November 2020
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Time:14:21 UTC
Type:Silhouette image of generic JAB4 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Jabiru J450
Registration: G-ROYC
C/n / msn: PFA 274A-13990
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Gransden Lodge Airfield, Great Gransden, Cambridgeshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Gransden Lodge Airfield (X3GL)
Destination airport:Gransden Lodge Airfield (X3GL)
Investigating agency: AAIB
A Jabiru UL-450 (G-ROYC) was being flown with two pilots onboard. The pilot in the left seat had 28 hours on type and the pilot in the right seat had not flown the type before. The approach to the runway was flown by the pilot in the right seat. During the approach he decided the aircraft was not stable so elected to go around. During the go-around the aircraft descended and drifted to the left. The aircraft collided with a stationary SZD-51-1 Junior glider (G-CHEK) which was waiting to launch. One of the occupants of G-ROYC sustained a minor injury; the glider pilot was uninjured.

It is likely that the aircraft did not climb due to the combination of the inadvertent retraction of the flaps, a brief delay in the application of full power and the aircraft being slightly above the maximum takeoff weight.


1. AAIB Final Report:

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



Photo of G-ROYC courtesy

Old Warden (EGTH)
2 September 2018; (c) Joop de Groot

Photo: AAIB

Revision history:

16-Apr-2020 14:35 harro Added
16-Apr-2020 14:35 harro Updated [Aircraft type, Accident report, ]
16-Apr-2020 14:36 harro Updated [Aircraft type, Accident report, ]
16-Apr-2020 14:52 RobertMB Updated [Date]
16-Apr-2020 20:32 Dr. John Smith Updated [Source, Embed code]
13-Nov-2020 17:04 Dr. John Smith Updated [Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Embed code, Accident report]

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