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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 58676
Last updated: 27 December 2020
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Type:Silhouette image of generic P28A model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Piper PA-28-140 Cherokee
Owner/operator:Sierra-Romeo Group
Registration: G-BOSR
C/n / msn: 28-22092
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Old Sarum, Wiltshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: Take off
Departure airport:Old Sarum Airfield, Wiltshire (EGLS)
Destination airport:Old Sarum Airfield, Wiltshire (EGLS)
Investigating agency: AAIB
The accident occurred whilst the solo student pilot was attempting to take off with a significant crosswind. He lost directional control of the aircraft, causing it to depart the runway and strike a fence.

The accident occurred at Old Sarum Airfield which has a single grass runway, oriented 06/24. The solo student commenced the takeoff roll and as the aircraft accelerated along the runway, it veered to the left. He reportedly applied right rudder, but the aircraft did not respond. He retarded the throttle and attempted to stop, but was unable to prevent the aircraft from departing the left side of the runway and colliding with a hedge and fence situated around 50 metres from the left edge of Runway 24. There was no fire. The ATC operator sounded the crash alarm and the airfield emergency services attended the scene.

Aircraft damaged beyond economic repair and registration G-BOSR cancelled by the CAA as aircraft "destroyed" on 5/3/2009


1. AAIB:
2. CAA;
3. Damaged airframe at old Sarum 04-08-2009:

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


Photo of G-BOSR courtesy

Bournemouth - International (EGHH / BOH)
17 January 2006; (c) Howard J Curtis

(c) AAIB

Revision history:

12-Feb-2009 12:51 harro Added
19-Oct-2012 18:10 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Operator, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Embed code, Narrative]
24-Oct-2016 16:48 Dr.John Smith Updated [Location, Departure airport, Source]

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