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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 74043
Last updated: 11 December 2020
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Date:14-SEP-2008
Time:13:20 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic DH82 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland DH.82A Tiger Moth
Owner/operator:Ace Flight Training LLP (reg. owners)
Registration: G-AHVV
C/n / msn: 86123
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Category:Accident
Location:Dunkeswell, Devon -   United Kingdom
Phase: Landing
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Dunkeswell (EGTU)
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: AAIB
Narrative:
Shortly after takeoff, when at approximately 200 ft above ground level, the engine speed dropped to idle. The pilot lowered the nose of the aircraft to maintain flying speed and turned right to land in a suitable field. The aircraft cleared a sturdy barbed wire fence but, as the aircraft touched down, a cow ran under and struck the left wing, causing substantial damage to the aircraft. The cow was apparently uninjured.

The aircraft rolled to a halt and the two occupants, who were uninjured, vacated the aircraft normally. Investigation of the aircraft by a local engineer found corrosion debris in the carburettor float bowl, and this appeared to have originated from within the float bowl itself. The fuel tank, fuel lines and fuel filter were found to be clean. It is likely that this debris had blocked the carburettor jets, causing the reduction in power, as the engine ran normally once the debris had been removed.

Sources:

1.The Moth, Enterprise#145
2. https://www.gov.uk/aaib-reports/dh82a-tiger-moth-g-ahvv-14-september-2008
3. http://www.caa.co.uk/aircraft-registration/
4. https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/howaboutthat/3810872/Pilot-in-YouTube-cow-crash-landing-describes-the-drama.html
5. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1094887/Caught-camera-The-amazing-moment-plane-crash-landed--bowled-hapless-COW.html
6. http://www.nbcnews.com/id/28284759/ns/world_news-weird_news/t/plane-hits-cow-emergency-landing/#.VIj_9DGsWSo

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

Media:


Related books:

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
23-Apr-2010 10:03 Petro Added
18-Jan-2011 02:28 harro Updated [Date, Total fatalities, Other fatalities, Source, Narrative]
18-Jan-2011 02:30 harro Updated [Nature]
20-Apr-2012 11:40 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Location, Source, Embed code, Narrative]
11-Dec-2014 02:24 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Operator, Location, Departure airport, Source, Embed code, Narrative]

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