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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 259491
Last updated: 21 September 2021
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Date:09-MAY-2021
Time:16:25 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic SV4 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Stampe SV-4C
Owner/operator:Private
Registration: G-AWEF
MSN: 549
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Category:Accident
Location:Maidstone-Lashenden (Headcorn) Airfield, Kent -   United Kingdom
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Maidstone-Lashenden (Headcorn) Airfield (EGKH)
Destination airport:Maidstone-Lashenden (Headcorn) Airfield (EGKH)
Investigating agency: AAIB
Narrative:
A Stampe SV-4C biplane of the Stampe Formation Flying Team crashed during formation practice at Headcorn Aerodrome, Kent, U.K., killing the pilot. An eyewitness reported that the aircraft was performing a stall turn.

A spokesman for Kent Police said: ‘At 4.25pm on Sunday, May 9, 2021, Kent Police was notified that a light aircraft had crashed in a field near Headcorn. Officers attended along with South East Coast Ambulance Service, Kent Fire and Rescue Service and an air ambulance. A man was pronounced deceased at the scene.’

Sources:

1. https://www.kentlive.news/news/kent-news/headcorn-aircraft-crash-pictures-show-5394511
2. https://twitter.com/ClaireStarr_/status/1391397926161821701
3. https://stampe-formation-team.co.uk/stampe-pilots.php
4. https://www.gov.uk/government/news/light-aircraft-accident-near-headcorn-airfield-in-kent-09-may-2021
5. https://www.kent.fire-uk.org/news/incidents/?entryid2=26417
6. https://metro.co.uk/2021/05/10/kent-plane-crash-stunt-pilot-killed-after-hitting-field-near-headcorn-14550229/
7. https://www.itv.com/news/meridian/2021-05-10/pilot-killed-in-light-aircraft-crash-at-kent-aerodrome
8. https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-kent-57032879
9. https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9561467/Retired-easyJet-pilot-killed-stunt-crash-horror-stall-turn-trick.html
10. https://www.facebook.com/117251901715341/photos/a.601045353335991/3900338716739955/?type=3&theater
11. https://metro.co.uk/2021/05/10/kent-plane-crash-stunt-pilot-killed-after-hitting-field-near-headcorn-14550229/#&gid=1&pid=2

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Photo of G-AWEF courtesy AirHistory.net


Old Warden (EGTH)
6 September 2020; (c) Howard J Curtis

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
09-May-2021 18:18 gerard57 Added
09-May-2021 19:12 Anon. Updated [Aircraft type]
09-May-2021 19:17 harro Updated [Aircraft type, Destination airport, Source]
09-May-2021 19:54 harro Updated [Total fatalities, Total occupants, Source]
09-May-2021 19:56 harro Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Source]
09-May-2021 19:58 harro Updated [Source, Narrative]
09-May-2021 20:03 harro Updated [Narrative]
10-May-2021 08:30 pilot Updated [Narrative]
10-May-2021 10:13 Anon. Updated [Phase]
10-May-2021 13:14 Dr. John Smith Updated [Registration, Other fatalities, Location, Source, Embed code, Damage, Narrative]
10-May-2021 13:16 Dr. John Smith Updated [Embed code, Narrative]
10-May-2021 13:20 Dr. John Smith Updated [Departure airport]
10-May-2021 14:23 Dr. John Smith Updated [Embed code]
10-May-2021 15:02 Andy B Updated [Registration, Source, Embed code, Narrative]
10-May-2021 19:51 Captain Adam Updated [Narrative]
27-Jul-2021 14:30 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Narrative, Category]

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