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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 161331
Last updated: 6 October 2019
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Date:08-OCT-2013
Time:19:40 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic C172 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna F172M Skyhawk (Reims)
Owner/operator:Private
Registration: G-BCYR
C/n / msn: F17201288
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Minor
Location:Humberside Airport - EGNJ, Kirmington, Lincolnshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Nature:Training
Departure airport:Ingoldmells/Skegness (EGNI)
Destination airport:Sandtoft (EGCF)
Narrative:
The pilot became ill in flight leaving the inexperienced passenger to land the aircraft in failing light. The pilot later died in hospital.

Aircraft was en-route from Ingoldmells/Skegness (ENGI) to Sandtoft (EGCF), but was diverted to Humberside Airport (EGNJ) when the passenger declared an emergency. (Humberside has a longer, wider runway, and crash rescue facilities were available)

An RAF Sea King search and rescue helicopter flew alongside the aircraft in the rapidly failing light to aid the flying instructor helping from the ground and the passenger has described what happened during subsequent TV interviews. The aircraft was successfully landed at the fourth attempt.

The aircraft suffered minor damage after bouncing on the runway; according to eyewitnesses, the propellor clipped the runway on the final "bounce", which may have shock-loaded the engine

Sources:

1. https://www.grimsbytelegraph.co.uk/Video-Expert-helps-passenger-land-plane/story-19907867-detail/story.html
2. https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/humberside-airport-passenger-lands-plane-2352842
3. http://news.sky.com/story/1151978/passenger-lands-plane-after-pilot-falls-ill
4. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-humber-24457031
5. http://news.sky.com/story/1152406/im-not-a-hero-says-plane-landing-man
6. http://www.caa.co.uk/aircraft-registration/
7. http://link.brightcove.com/services/player/bcpid753144093001?bckey=AQ~~,AAAAkVf4sTE~,ZHihQoc0Mak3KW61gTbGinrWzI69us3-&bctid=2733776963001 [interview with passenger-turned-pilo]


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
09-Oct-2013 16:52 Matt Added
09-Oct-2013 17:13 Dr. John Smith Updated [Cn, Operator, Other fatalities, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Embed code, Narrative]
09-Oct-2013 17:28 Dr. John Smith Updated [Source]
10-Oct-2013 06:56 Anon. Updated [Source, Narrative]
10-Oct-2013 15:37 Dr. John Smith Updated [Phase, Departure airport, Narrative]
11-Oct-2013 15:45 RobertMB Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Cn]
11-Oct-2013 16:29 FLYINGBROTHER1 Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport]
12-Oct-2013 22:19 RobertMB Updated [Aircraft type]
19-Apr-2014 23:18 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Embed code, Narrative]
27-Sep-2015 22:22 Dr. John Smith Updated [Embed code]

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