Incident Maule MXT-7-180 Star Rocket G-BVIL,
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 245608
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Date:Saturday 29 August 2020
Type:Silhouette image of generic M7 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Maule MXT-7-180 Star Rocket
Registration: G-BVIL
MSN: 14059C
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Lower Lyde Court Farm, 3 miles North of Hereford -   United Kingdom
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Shobdon Airport (EGBS)
Destination airport:Lower Lyde Court Farm, Hereford
Confidence Rating: Information verified through data from accident investigation authorities
Maule MXT-7-180 Star Rocket G-BVIL: Written off (damaged beyond repair) 29 August 2020 when overturned in a landing accident at Lower Lyde Court Farm, 3 miles north of Hereford. The AAIB Conducted a correspondence investigation, and the following is a summary from it:

"As the aircraft approached the runway, the speed increased suddenly possibly due to a gust of wind. The aircraft touched down heavily and became airborne again, and on the second bounce, the nose wheel contacted the runway first and sheared off. This resulted in the nose digging in and the aircraft inverting onto its roof".

Damage sustained to airframe was presumably extensive, as the CAA cancelled the registration, and G-BVIL was de-registered on 28 September 2020 as "Permanently withdrawn from use". The aircraft had only been re-registered to its new owner on 11 September 2020, just 17 days earlier!

The reported crash location of Lower Lyde is a small village in Herefordshire, around 3 miles (5 km) north of Hereford city centre. It forms part of the Pipe and Lyde civil parish. The village can be easily accessed from the A49 road. The main buildings are Lower Lyde Farm and Lower Lyde Court, a venue for weddings and performing arts events


1. AAIB Correspondence Investigation:
3. G-BVIL at Shobdon (EGBS) on 27/5/2014:
5. G-BVIL at Shobdon (EGBS) 29-5-2016:

Revision history:

13-Dec-2020 17:58 Dr. John Smith Added
27-Jul-2021 14:35 Dr. John Smith Updated [Category]

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