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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 44801
Last updated: 11 February 2020
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Date:27-JUN-2004
Time:18:00 UTC
Type:Silhouette image of generic C206 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna U206F Stationair
Owner/operator:Private
Registration: G-BGED
C/n / msn: U206-02279
Fatalities:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 6
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:Beacon Village, near Honiton, Devon -   United Kingdom
Phase: Initial climb
Nature:Parachuting
Departure airport:Dunkeswell. Honiton, Devon (EGTU)
Destination airport:Dunkeswell, Honiton, Devon (EGTU)
Investigating agency: AAIB
Narrative:
On June 27, 2004, at 18:00 coordinated universal time, a Cessna U206F, G-BGED, was substantially damaged when it experienced a loss of engine power and crashed in a field near Honiton, Devon. The pilot and three passengers were fatally injured. Two passengers were seriously injured. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed for the local parachute flight that departed the Dunkeswell Airport.

According to the Air Accidents Investigation Branch (AAIB) summary into the accident: "Shortly after takeoff, with the pilot and five parachutists on board (including one ‘tandem’ pair), the aircraft’s engine began to lose power. The pilot flew to the east, away from the airfield, for a distance of some 6 nautical miles, achieving a maximum height of approximately 1,100 feet agl, before turning back.

As the engine lost power, the pilot was unable to maintain height and, in attempting a forced landing, the aircraft clipped the tops of several tall trees, and crashed steeply nose down into a sloping grass field."

Registration G-BGED cancelled by the CAA on January 24, 2005 as aircraft "destroyed"

Sources:

1. AAIB: https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/media/5422eb78e5274a131700007f/G-BGED_11-05.pdf
2. CAA: https://siteapps.caa.co.uk/g-info/rk=BGED
3. NTSB Identification: NYC04WA147 at https://www.ntsb.gov/_layouts/ntsb.aviation/brief2.aspx?_ev_id=20040706X00908&ntsbno=NYC04WA147&akey=
4. http://jetphotos.net/viewphoto.php?id=80964
5. http://www.abpic.co.uk/photo/1281909/
6. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/devon/3848435.stm

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


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
28-Oct-2008 00:45 ASN archive Added
16-Nov-2012 22:26 Dr. John Smith Updated [Cn, Location, Narrative]
16-Nov-2012 22:34 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Operator, Phase, Nature, Source, Damage, Narrative]
03-Dec-2014 15:44 Dr. John Smith Updated [Embed code]
19-Jul-2016 11:08 Dr.John Smith Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source]
19-Jul-2016 11:14 Dr.John Smith Updated [Narrative]
03-Aug-2016 22:55 Dr.John Smith Updated [Source]
03-Aug-2016 23:37 Dr.John Smith Updated [Narrative]

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