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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 236730
Last updated: 18 September 2020
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Date:30-MAY-2020
Time:13:53
Type:Silhouette image of generic M20T model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Mooney M20K
Owner/operator:Private
Registration: G-OSUS
C/n / msn: 25-0429
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Minor
Location:Former site of RAF Membury, Lambourn Woodlands, UK -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Charlton Park Airfield, Malmsbury
Destination airport:Fairoaks Airport (EGTF)
Narrative:
During the flight, the rear latch on the Mooney aircraft failed and the hatch door flew off, catching onto the elevator, twisting the horizontal stabiliser and causing minor warping to the wings. The pilot managed to execute a fast, but safe landing on a nearby airstrip. Neither occupant was injured.

Footage of the incident was captured on an in-flight camera.

Sources:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pL3aFdFBwu0


Images:

Photo of G-OSUS courtesy AirHistory.net


Northampton - Sywell (EGBK / ORM)
29 May 2015; (c) Mick Bajcar

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
06-Jun-2020 11:56 Anon. Added
06-Jun-2020 12:01 harro Updated [Operator, Embed code]
12-Aug-2020 05:19 Anon. Updated [Source, Embed code]

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