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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 89991
Last updated: 15 June 2020
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Type:Silhouette image of generic YK52 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Yakovlev Yak-52
Owner/operator:Yak 52 Ltd
Registration: G-LENA
C/n / msn: 833901
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Bournemouth Airport, Parley Lane, Christchurch, Dorset -   United Kingdom
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Departure airport:Bournemouth Airport, Hurn (BOH/EGHH)
Destination airport:Bournemouth Airport, Hurn (BOH/EGHH)
Investigating agency: AAIB
Written off (destroyed) 22-07-2006 when crashed at Bournemouth Airport, Parley Lane, Christchurch, Dorset. Both of the two persons on board (pilot and one passenger) sustained fatal injuries. According to the following excerpt from the official AAIB report into the accident:

"Following a pleasure flight in the local area, the aircraft made an approach and a high-speed, low-level pass adjacent to the runway threshold, in front of a group of onlookers. Witnesses saw the aircraft pitch up to an attitude of 30 to 40 and climb to a height of around 200 ft, before starting a climbing roll to the right. The roll continued, the aircraft became inverted and entered a near-vertical rolling dive from which it did not recover.

It impacted the ground and caught fire. The impact was not survivable and both the pilot and his passenger received fatal injuries. Examination of the wreckage failed to reveal any malfunction of the aircraft. It was, however, established that the passenger, occupying the rear seat, only used the lap strap elements of his seven-point harness.

The reason for the pilot losing control of the aircraft could not be positively established. It was possible however,
for the rear seat crotch strap buckle to have become trapped in the flight controls in such a manner as to prevent the pilot from applying corrective left roll control inputs".

Nature of Damageto airframe: Per the AAIB report "Aircraft destroyed, with post crash fire". As a result, the registration G-LENA was cancelled by the CAA on 23-03-2007


1. AAIB:
2. CAA:

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


Photo of G-LENA courtesy

Compton Abbas (EGHA)
8 April 2006; (c) Howard J Curtis

Revision history:

09-Feb-2011 15:01 harro Added
09-Mar-2011 17:00 TB Updated [Aircraft type, Source]
10-Mar-2011 05:44 TB Updated [Registration, Operator, Location, Destination airport, Source]
10-Mar-2011 09:10 TB Updated [Time, Cn]
06-Dec-2011 00:25 DAMOLE Updated [Operator, Source, Narrative]
08-Feb-2013 08:34 TB Updated [Operator, Location, Source, Narrative]
08-Feb-2013 08:41 TB Updated [Source]
24-May-2013 01:38 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Location, Source, Embed code, Narrative]
08-Jun-2013 17:40 TB Updated [Operator, Location, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
08-Aug-2016 17:24 Dr.John Smith Updated [Time, Location, Source, Narrative]
08-Aug-2016 17:25 Dr.John Smith Updated [Departure airport, Destination airport]

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