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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 65872
Last updated: 13 June 2019
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Date:13-JAN-2009
Time:12:54
Type:Vol Mediterrani VM-1 Esqual C
Owner/operator:C.R.James
Registration: PH-GCJ
C/n / msn: E180039
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Minor
Location:Runway 25 at Ludham Airfield, Ludham, Norfolk -   United Kingdom
Phase: Landing
Nature:Private
Departure airport:
Destination airport:Ludham Airfield, Ludham, Norfolk
Investigating agency: AAIB
Narrative:
Damaged in a landing accident 13-01-2009: The pilot lost directional control of the aircraft whilst landing on Runway 25 at Ludham Airfield. It ran off the right side of the runway, about 110 metres from the upwind end, into a cultivated field. The pilot was uninjured and damage was confined to the aircraft’s main landing gear. Runway 25, which was described as damp at the time, is a 459 metre concrete runway with a displaced threshold: the landing distance available is 420 metres.

The weather was fine, with a surface wind estimated at 5 knots from the west. The aircraft has a castoring nose wheel, with ground steering achieved through differential braking. The pilot thought that the main wheels had locked up whilst braking after landing fairly well into the runway, leading to the loss of control. He considered that not making an early go-around decision and a lack of recent ground handling practice were contributory factors.

Nature of Damage sustained: Per the AAIB report "Main landing gear damaged". As a result, the Netherlands registration PH-GCJ was cancelled on 17-06-2010. PH-GCJ was repaired and returned to service, just three months later (on 01-09-2010) and the Netherlands registration was restored. PH-GCJ was UK registered as G-PHCJ from 19-08-2011

Sources:

1. AAIB: https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/media/5422fcfae5274a131700090f/Vol_Mediterrani_VM-1_Esqual__PH-GCJ_06-09.pdf
2. CAA: https://siteapps.caa.co.uk/g-info/
3. http://www.airnieuws.nl/phregister/480/registernieuws.html
4. http://www.hdekker.info/registermap/MG.htm
5. http://www.airport-data.com/aircraft/photo/000584273.html

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


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
20-Jun-2009 23:19 VHKDK Added
24-Jun-2009 05:33 RobertMB Updated
30-Aug-2013 20:13 Dr.John Smith Updated [Operator, Location, Destination airport, Source, Embed code, Narrative]
01-Nov-2016 13:41 Dr.John Smith Updated [Time, Operator, Location, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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