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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 184596
Last updated: 12 February 2020
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Type:Silhouette image of generic BE23 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Beechcraft A23-19 Musketeer Sport III
Registration: G-AVHF
C/n / msn: MB-236
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Spanhoe Airfield, near Corby, Northamptonshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Spanhoe Airfield, near Corby, Northamptonshire
Destination airport:Spanhoe Airfield, near Corby, Northamptonshire
Written off (destroyed) 01-08-1990 when crashed just before landing at Spanhoe Airfield, near Corby, Northamptonshire. According to the following extract from the official AAIB report into the accident:

"It was the pilots first flight on this type of aircraft, and, on the first circuit, everything appeared to be normal until shortly before touch down. The pilot reported that a gust of wind, from the south, caused the aircraft to veer to the left, and leave the runway at Spanhoe.

The right wing then struck the windsock pole, about a metre from the top, and the left wing went through a hedge. The aircraft came to rest on rough ground, north of the runway, beyond the hedge. The pilot, who was wearing a lap strap safety belt only, escaped without injury."

Damage sustained to airframe: Per the AAIB report "Damaged beyond economic repair". As a result, the registration G-AVHF was cancelled by the CAA on 13-09-1990 as "destroyed"


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Revision history:

18-Feb-2016 11:15 Dr.John Smith Added
18-Feb-2016 11:20 Dr.John Smith Updated [Aircraft type]
18-Feb-2016 11:25 Dr.John Smith Updated [Aircraft type, Source]

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