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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 33609
Last updated: 13 September 2020
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Time:15:38 UTC
Type:Silhouette image of generic C150 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna F150J (Reims)
Owner/operator:Shotley Gate Garage Ltd
Registration: G-AWAV
C/n / msn: 150-0007
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Ipswich Aerodrome, Ravenswood, Ipswich, Suffolk -   United Kingdom
Phase: Approach
Departure airport:Ipswich, Suffolk (IPW/EGSE)
Destination airport:Ipswich, Suffolk (IPW/EGSE)
Investigating agency: AIB
Ex-OY-DKL (Danish registry) built March 1966; first registered in the UK as G-AWAV on 5.1.68. Written off (damaged beyond repair) 10.10.83: the aircraft was making its first approach to Ipswich Airport during a circuit training detail and was flying directly into the sun. The student failed to flare at the correct height, and the instructor's intervention was not in time to prevent the Cessna from striking the ground nose wheel first. A loud crack was heard, and the Cessna bounced into the air.

The instructor took control, and completed the landing, but, as the speed decreased, the aircraft sank onto the damaged nose gear, and the propeller struck the ground. G-AWAV sustained damage to the nose gear (oleo strut broken), the engine (which was shock loaded), the engine mountings, and the propeller was bent.

All of this damage was enough for the Cessna to be taken out of service - the CAA were notified on 31.10.83, and the registration was formally cancelled 30.5.84 as "Permanently Withdrawn From Use"



Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: AIB
Status: Investigation completed
Download report: Final report

Revision history:

27-Sep-2008 01:00 ASN archive Added
16-Sep-2011 07:44 Uli Elch Updated [Aircraft type, Location, Phase, Nature, Source, Damage, Narrative]
19-Jun-2014 07:26 Dr. John Smith Updated [Date, Time, Registration, Cn, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Country, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
12-Nov-2014 23:06 Dr. John Smith Updated [Embed code]

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