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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 70046
Last updated: 18 March 2021
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Type:Silhouette image of generic P28A model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Piper PA-28-140 Cherokee
Registration: G-ATUD
C/n / msn: 28-21979
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Belle Vue Airstrip, Yarnscombe, Devon -   United Kingdom
Phase: Approach
Departure airport:
Destination airport:Belle Vue Airstrip, Yarnscombe, Devon
Investigating agency: AAIB
Writte off (damaged beyond repair) 11-09-2009 when crashed at Belle Vue Airstrip, Yarnscombe, Devon: The pilot made an approach to Runway 08 at Belle Vue in benign conditions, with an easterly wind estimated at 10 knots. The approach became slightly high and the pilot reduced power. He became distracted by a high-sided lorry travelling along the road immediately short of the runway, and watched it clear the runway centreline. Returning his attention to the ASI, he realised he had not been monitoring his speed and the aircraft was low and slow.

He added power but the aircraft sank and the landing gear caught on the boundary hedge, causing the aircraft to pitch inverted and impact the ground on the runway threshold, sustaining substantial damage. Both occupants vacated the aircraft through the door. There was no fire.

Nature of Damage sustained to airframe: Per the AAIB report "Extensive" damage. as a result, the registration G-ATUD was cancelled by UK Civil Aviation Authority as "aircraft destroyed" on 29-03-2010


1. AAIB:
2. CAA:

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

Revision history:

12-Nov-2009 00:27 harro Added
15-Jan-2012 13:12 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Source, Damage, Narrative]
15-Oct-2012 17:24 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Source, Embed code, Narrative]
14-Dec-2014 21:55 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Source, Narrative]
10-Nov-2016 20:42 Dr.John Smith Updated [Source, Narrative]

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