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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 56893
Last updated: 8 November 2019
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Date:08-AUG-2007
Time:10:57 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic PA24 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Piper PA-24-260 Comanche
Owner/operator:India Alpha Partnership
Registration: G-ATIA
C/n / msn: 24-4049
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:1/2 mile E of Leicester Airport, Stoughton, Leicestershire -   United Kingdom
Phase: Landing
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Leicester Airport (EGBG)
Destination airport:Leicester Airport (EGBG)
Investigating agency: AAIB
Narrative:
On departing from Leicester, the pilot observed a low voltage indication and returned to make a precautionary landing. Whilst on short final for Runway 33, he became aware of vehicles near the runway threshold and accordingly, landed long.

The aircraft bounced after touchdown and he decided to go around. During the climb out the engine began to lose power and he attempted to land downwind on another runway, but the aircraft was too high and too fast. After crossing the aerodrome eastern boundary, the aircraft stalled from a low height and impacted the ground heavily, following which a fire broke out. The pilot suffered back and facial injuries.

Aircraft later declared to be an "insurance write-off" and damaged beyond repair. Registration G-ATIA cancelled by the UK Civil Aviation Authority 11.02.2008 as "Permanently withdrawn from use"

Sources:

1. AAIB: https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/media/54230396e5274a1314000ba1/Piper_PA-24-260_Comanche__G-ATIA_01-09.pdf
2. CAA: https://siteapps.caa.co.uk/g-info/rk=ATIA
3. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/leicestershire/6937046.stm
4. G-ATIA at Kemble, Gloucestershire 10-07-2004: http://www.airport-data.com/aircraft/photo/000300035.html
5. G-ATIA at Leicester 15-02-2007: http://www.airliners.net/photo/Untitled/Piper-PA-24-260-Comanche/1178584
6. https://www.flickr.com/photos/g-dash/9232007157/in/photolist-8dyNML-pJ4Lxa-f4Ns6c-8gTGhU-eksAGt-dQvAf5

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


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
08-Jan-2009 11:51 harro Added
08-Jul-2012 12:29 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Cn, Operator, Location, Departure airport, Source, Embed code, Damage, Narrative]
08-Dec-2014 01:20 Dr. John Smith Updated [Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
11-Sep-2016 20:14 Dr.John Smith Updated [Source]

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