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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 60099
Last updated: 26 January 2021
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Type:Silhouette image of generic P28A model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Piper PA-28-161 Cherokee Warrior II
Owner/operator:Falcon Flying Services Ltd
Registration: G-EMSL
C/n / msn: 28-8216117
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Rochester Airfield, Maidstone Road, Rochester, Chatham, Medway, Kent -   United Kingdom
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Biggin Hill, Kent (BQH/EGKB)
Destination airport:Rochester, Kent (RCS/EGTO)
Investigating agency: AAIB
The accident occurred during a check flight, with a PPL holder and an instructor on board. The crew had briefed for a ‘touch-and-go’ at Rochester Airport. However, the aircraft landed a long way into the runway and, although the pilot applied the brakes with the intention of stopping, the instructor took control and opened the throttle in an attempt to take off. By this time there was insufficient runway remaining; the aircraft struck some small trees and came to rest on an embankment at the airfield boundary

Nature of Damage sustained to airframe: Per the AAIB report "Extensive damage to engine, landing gear, wings, lower
rear fuselage". Aircraft later declared to be a write-off (damaged beyond economic repair) for insurance purposes, and registration G-EMSL was cancelled by the CAA on 28-11-2011 as "Permanently withdrawn from use". The wreckage had already been dumped on the airport boundary at Biggin Hill - seen there 06.11.2010 (see link #5 below)


1. AAIB:
2. CAA:

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


Photo of G-EMSL courtesy

Norwich - International (EGSH / NWI)
5 March 2006; (c) John Allan

Revision history:

17-May-2009 05:41 slowkid Added
18-Sep-2012 16:55 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Embed code, Narrative]
30-Sep-2012 14:41 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Departure airport, Source, Embed code, Damage, Narrative]
12-Dec-2014 21:54 Dr. John Smith Updated [Location, Destination airport, Source, Embed code, Narrative]
12-Dec-2014 21:55 Dr. John Smith Updated [Narrative]
12-Dec-2014 21:57 Dr. John Smith Updated [Embed code]
02-Nov-2016 21:01 Dr.John Smith Updated [Location, Nature, Source, Narrative]

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