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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 237902
Last updated: 15 November 2020
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Time:13:54 UTC
Type:Silhouette image of generic fw19 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
WAR Focke-Wulf 190 replica
Registration: G-CCFW
C/n / msn: PFA 081-12729
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Lower Upham Farm Airstrip, Marlborough, Wiltshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: Approach
Departure airport:Lower Upham Farm Airstrip, Marlborough, Wiltshire
Destination airport:Lower Upham Farm Airstrip, Marlborough, Wiltshire
Investigating agency: AAIB
AAIB investigation to Replica WAR FW190, G-CCFW: Written off (damaged beyond economic repair) when Aircraft landed in field adjacent to airstrip, Lower Upham Farm Airstrip, Marlborough, Wiltshire, 12 July 2020. The AAIB Final Report was published on 12 November 2020, and the following is an excerpt from it...

"The pilot was flying G-CCFW, a Replica WAR FW190. The skies were clear with bright sunshine and light winds from the southwest. At around 1200 hrs, the pilot returned to the airstrip to land on its southerly runway. On landing, the aircraft travelled a short distance when it “stopped violently” and pitched over onto its back, trapping the pilot.

The pilot was removed from the aircraft by emergency services and had suffered serious injuries. The aircraft was damaged extensively and deemed uneconomic to repair.

AAIB: Analysis
The aircraft had landed in crop to the left of the grass runway. He reported that he mistook the unmarked grass runway to be part of the crop in the adjacent field to the right of the runway owing to its similarity in colour. Instead, he made an approach to and landed in the field to the left of the runway, where tractor marks and the edge of the grass airstrip had created the appearance of a ‘false’ runway similar in size and shape.

The sun overhead may have reduced the contrast between the grass strip and the crops, contributing to the reduced conspicuity of the grass airstrip. The pilot reported that the runway has since been marked out with white chalk lines".

Damage sustained to airframe: Per the above AAIB report "Extensive damage to propeller, engine, fuselage, fin and rudder". Although the AAIB report notes that G-CCFW was "damaged beyond economic repair", despite this, it was sold on to a new owner in Spalding, Lincolnshire on 2 October 2020


1. AAIB Final Report:
5. (photo)

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



Photo of G-CCFW courtesy

Northampton - Sywell (EGBK / ORM)
1 September 2017; (c) Mick Bajcar

Revision history:

12-Jul-2020 22:45 Captain Adam Added
13-Jul-2020 00:37 RobertMB Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Operator, Nature, Source, Narrative]
13-Jul-2020 06:36 Aerossurance Updated [Location, Narrative]
13-Jul-2020 11:37 RobertMB Updated [Location]
13-Jul-2020 22:06 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Location, Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Embed code, Narrative]
13-Jul-2020 22:15 Dr. John Smith Updated [Source, Embed code, Narrative]
12-Nov-2020 20:08 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Damage, Narrative]
12-Nov-2020 20:08 Dr. John Smith Updated [Narrative]
15-Nov-2020 17:28 harro Updated [Accident report]

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