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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 58937
Last updated: 25 July 2020
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Type:Silhouette image of generic P28A model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Piper PA-28-181 Cherokee Archer II
Owner/operator:Sherburn Aero Club Ltd
Registration: G-BPYO
C/n / msn: 2890114
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Crosland Moor, 2 miles SW of Huddersfield, West Yorkshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: Take off
Departure airport:Crosland Moor, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire (EGND)
Destination airport:Sherburn-in-Elmet, North Yorkshire (EGCJ)
Investigating agency: AAIB
The aircraft failed to gain sufficient airspeed during the takeoff roll, causing the pilot to abort the takeoff. The aircraft overran the runway and was substantially damaged. Contributory factors to the accident were the carburettor heat control inadvertently being left in the ON position, a hurried departure due to the late hour and the takeoff being performed towards a low sun, which presented a significant distraction.

The pilot candidly noted that his previous 10 hours of flying had been in an aircraft which was not equipped with carburettor heat and that this, and his hurriedness to depart given the late hour, may have been contributory factors to the oversight. He has since been debriefed by his club’s Chief Flying Instructor on takeoff performance, establishing an abort point, the effect of carburettor heat on engine power, the time of day and the dangers of doing additional adjustments and checks after all regular checks have been completed. He has also completed a successful check flight covering these points

Aircraft presumably written off (damaged beyond repair) as the registration G-BPYO was cancelled by the CAA on 20.10.2010 as "Permanently withdrawn from use"


1. AAIB:
2. CAA:

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

Revision history:

12-Mar-2009 12:10 harro Added
30-Sep-2012 15:30 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Operator, Source, Embed code]
12-Dec-2014 02:56 Dr. John Smith Updated [Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Embed code, Damage, Narrative]
30-Oct-2016 22:20 Dr.John Smith Updated [Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
17-Mar-2018 19:42 BEAVERSPOTTER Updated [Cn]

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