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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 184639
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Type:Silhouette image of generic RALL model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Socata Rallye 150ST
Owner/operator:Westward Aviation Company Ltd
Registration: G-BDCA
C/n / msn: 2616
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Hele Payne Farm, Bradninch, near Exeter, Devon -   United Kingdom
Phase: Take off
Departure airport:Hele Payne Farm, Bradninch, Devon
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: AAIB
Written off (damaged beyond repair) 19-09-1990 when failed to get airborne on take off run from a grass airstrip at Hele Payne Farm, Bradninch, near Exeter, Devon, and collided with a hedge and a boundary fence. The aircraft ended up straddling the A396 road. There was a small fire, but this was extinguished by the pilot, with some assistance from motorists travelling on the A396 road

Damage sustained to airframe: Per the AAIB report "substantial to major airframe components". As a result, the registration G-BDCA was cancelled by the CAA, but not until 30/12/1996 over six years later


1. AAIB:
2. CAA:

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

Revision history:

19-Feb-2016 17:09 Dr.John Smith Added

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