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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 235107
Last updated: 16 April 2020
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Date:27-OCT-2019
Time:14:21 UTC
Type:SZD-51-1 Junior
Owner/operator:Cambridge Gliding Club
Registration: G-CHEK
C/n / msn: B-2009
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Category:Accident
Location:Gransden Lodge Airfield, Sandy, Cambridgeshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: Standing
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Gransden Lodge Airfield
Destination airport:Gransden Lodge Airfield
Investigating agency: AAIB
Narrative:
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.

Sources:

AAIB


Images:

Photo of G-CHEK courtesy AirHistory.net


Gransden Lodge
30 August 2009; (c) Mick Bajcar


Photo: AAIB

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
16-Apr-2020 14:39 harro Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Operator, Total occupants, Phase, Source, Narrative, Photo]
16-Apr-2020 14:53 RobertMB Updated [Date]

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