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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 66628
Last updated: 6 December 2019
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Type:Silhouette image of generic PA38 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Piper PA-38-112 Tomahawk
Owner/operator:Ravenair Aircraft Ltd
Registration: G-RVRG
C/n / msn: 38-79A1092
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Barton Aerodrome, Barton-upon-Irwell, Salford, Greater Mancheser -   United Kingdom
Phase: Take off
Departure airport:Barton Airport, Lancashire (EGCB)
Destination airport:Barton Airport, Lancashire (EGCB)
Investigating agency: AAIB
The aircraft became airborne from a hump in the grass runway. The pilot continued the takeoff but the aircraft did not accelerate and climb, and stalled at about 50 feet above the aerodrome boundary.

The wreckage was located in a slight hollow in an area of scrubland 108 metres past the upwind end and on the extended centreline of Runway 09R. The ground was soft and slightly boggy. The longitudinal axis of the main part of the aircraft fuselage was aligned on a heading of 210 degrees (Magnetic), approximately 120 degrees to the right of its original direction of travel.

The damage to the aircraft indicated that it was in a ‘nose low’ and ‘right wing low’ attitude, and yawing to the right. The right wing tip impacted the ground, displacing the right wing. The left main gear was torn from its mounting and found next to the wreckage. The rear fuselage, aft of the cockpit area, was mostly detached and displaced to the left as a result of the right yaw on impact. One propeller blade was undamaged and the other was bent rearwards with some damage to its leading edge, indicating that it was rotating at low power. The nose landing gear was detached and located with the main wreckage and its mounting frame, the engine mount and lower cowling were distorted.

Registration G-RVRG cancelled by the CAA on 11/3/2009; aircraft reportedly broken up for spares


1. AAIB:
2. CAA:

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

Revision history:

25-Jul-2009 12:56 harro Added
19-Oct-2012 19:23 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Embed code, Narrative]
02-Sep-2016 01:06 Dr.John Smith Updated [Location, Source, Narrative]
02-Sep-2016 12:57 Dr.John Smith Updated [Time, Operator, Departure airport, Destination airport]
06-Sep-2016 22:59 Dr.John Smith Updated [Source, Narrative]
25-Oct-2016 23:32 Dr.John Smith Updated [Source]

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