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Date:04-JUL-2009
Time:09:30
Type:Silhouette image of generic DH82 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland DH.82A Tiger Moth
Owner/operator:Private
Registration: G-AXAN
C/n / msn: 85951
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Category:Accident
Location:Sandtoft Airfield, Belton Road, Epworth, Belton, Lincolnshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: Initial climb
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Sandtoft Aerodrome, Lincolnshire (EGCF)
Destination airport:Sandtoft Aerodrome, Lincolnshire (EGCF)
Investigating agency: AAIB
Narrative:
The aircraft was taking off from runway 23 in good weather conditions. Its initial climb was described by the pilot as normal until, at a height of about 250 ft, the engine faltered but continued to run. The pilot judged that there was insufficient runway ahead to land safely and that the field beyond was unsuitable, as it contained high standing crops in which the aircraft might turn over.

He managed to gain some height and selected a short mown field to the right of the field of crops. He turned towards it and thought that he had cleared a tree in the undershoot, when the engine lost all power.

He lowered the nose of the aircraft to maintain flying speed, the aircraft struck the tree and became lodged in it.

Sources:

1. AAIB: https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/media/5422eb53e5274a1317000069/De_Havilland_DH82A_Tiger_Moth__G-AXAN_11-09.pdf
2. CAA: https://publicapps.caa.co.uk/modalapplication.aspx?catid=1&pagetype=65&appid=1&mode=reg&fullregmark=AXAN
3. https://www.talkphotography.co.uk/threads/tiger-moth-one-minute-before-it-crashed-at-sandtoft.146524/_
4. https://forums.flyer.co.uk/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=44686&hilit=ascot

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

G-AXAN Tiger Moth DH82 (26618937123)

Images:

Photo of G-AXAN courtesy AirHistory.net


Duxford (EGSU)
15 July 2018; (c) Mick Bajcar

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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
12-Nov-2009 00:13 harro Added
12-Nov-2009 00:15 harro Updated
12-Nov-2009 00:15 harro Updated
12-Nov-2009 00:15 harro Updated
26-Aug-2012 16:18 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Source, Embed code, Narrative]
14-Dec-2014 19:58 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Location, Departure airport, Source, Embed code, Narrative]
07-Nov-2016 21:50 Dr.John Smith Updated [Embed code]
07-Nov-2016 21:51 Dr.John Smith Updated [Embed code]
07-Nov-2016 21:52 Dr.John Smith Updated [Embed code]
07-Nov-2016 21:56 Dr.John Smith Updated [Time, Operator, Location, Destination airport, Source]

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