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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 34485
Last updated: 16 July 2019
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Time:16:20 BST
Type:Silhouette image of generic PA38 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Piper PA-38-112 Tomahawk
Registration: G-BOLF
C/n / msn: 38-79A0375
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:North Sea, Stoupe Beck, Robin Hood's Bay, North Yorkshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Durham Tees Valley Airport (EGNV)
Destination airport:Durham Tees Valley Airport (EGNV)
Investigating agency: AAIB
Crashed into the North Sea about 200 yards from the cliffs at Stoupe Beck, Robin Hood's Bay, North Yorkshire.The aircraft suffered a loss of engine power whilst over the sea just off the North Yorkshire coast. The pilot transmitted a MAYDAY and attempted to ditch the aircraft, but it stalled just above the surface of the sea, causing its right wing to drop into the water.

The aircraft then cartwheeled and inverted before sinking. The pilot, who was not wearing a life jacket, drowned. The cause of the power loss could not be positively determined. The "Whitby Gazette" named the fatality as John Richard Ingham, (45), from the Ripon area.

The submerged aircraft was found at about 11.45am on Saturday by a police underwater search unit which then discovered the body nearby. The body of the pilot was airlifted up to the cliff before being taken to Scarborough Hospital for identification.

Registration G-BOLF cancelled by the CAA on 07.05.2009 as aircraft "destroyed"


1. AAIB:
2. CAA:

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


Photo of G-BOLF courtesy

15 April 2006; (c) Malcolm Clarke

Revision history:

17-Oct-2008 22:33 SirJames111 Added
21-Oct-2008 23:39 angels one five Updated
02-Nov-2008 08:21 sharla Updated
04-Nov-2008 22:20 RobertMB Updated
04-Nov-2008 23:37 RobertMB Updated
25-Oct-2012 16:13 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Embed code, Narrative]
12-Dec-2014 01:57 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Location, Source, Narrative]
12-Dec-2014 01:57 Dr. John Smith Updated [Location]
08-Jun-2016 18:09 Dr.John Smith Updated [Time, Source, Narrative]

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