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Date:18-AUG-2009
Time:14:35 LT
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:Amarjit Singh Bamrah t/a Falcon Flying Services
Registration: G-BNXT
C/n / msn: 28-7716168
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:near Southborough Lane Primary School, Bromley, Kent -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Nature:Training
Departure airport:Biggin Hill Airport, Kent (BQH/EGKB)
Destination airport:Biggin Hill Airport, Kent (BQH/EGKB)
Investigating agency: AAIB
Narrative:
A Piper force landed in field near Southborough Lane Primary School, after losing power. The female pilot suffered minor leg injuries. The student pilot was flying solo circuits. On base leg she recognised that she was slightly above the circuit height. She recalled selecting carburettor heat, reducing power to approximately 1700 rpm, and selecting two stages of flap. She reported that the aircraft then “did not feel right” and descended more rapidly than she expected.

She recalled attempting to apply power, but that the engine did not respond. She transmitted a mayday call, and manoeuvred towards a field with houses close by. She recalled opening the throttle fully, and there being some brief increase in power, but insufficient to slow the descent.

The aircraft struck a tree on the edge of a school playing field within the built-up area of Bromley, and then fell through the branches of the tree, coming to rest close to ground level. Carburettor icing was identified as a possible cause of the accident.

Damage sustained to airframe: Per the AAIB report "Substantial - beyond economic repair". As a result, the registration G-BNXT was cancelled by the CAA on 21-11-2012 as "Permanently withdrawn from use"

Sources:

1. AAIB: https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/media/5422f7d840f0b61342000617/Piper_PA-28-161_Cherokee_Warrior_II__G-BNXT12-09.pdf
2. CAA: https://siteapps.caa.co.uk/g-info/
3. http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/london/8208165.stm
4. http://www.newsshopper.co.uk/news/bromley/4554133.PETTS_WOOD__Probe_into_crash_landed_plane/
5. https://www.pprune.org/private-flying/385646-ga-accident-biggin-hill-bromley.html
6. https://www.standard.co.uk/news/plane-crash-on-playing-field-6759438.html

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


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
18-Aug-2009 23:36 sharla Added
19-Aug-2009 06:38 Anon. Updated
19-Aug-2009 07:11 slowkid Updated
31-Aug-2009 06:13 RobertMB Updated
15-Jan-2012 13:02 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Operator, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Damage, Narrative]
26-Nov-2014 17:41 Dr. John Smith Updated [Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Embed code, Narrative]
06-May-2016 18:08 Dr.John Smith Updated [Source, Damage, Narrative]
10-Nov-2016 12:29 Dr.John Smith Updated [Operator, Location, Source]

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