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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 18554
Last updated: 9 December 2019
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Date:28-JAN-1993
Time:17:20 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic C182 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 182M Skylane
Owner/operator:Private
Registration: G-AXEC
C/n / msn: 182-59491
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Belfast Harbour, 4 nm E of Belfast City Airport, Sydenham, Belfast -   United Kingdom
Phase: Approach
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Movenis Airfield, Carrowreagh Rd, Garvagh, Co. Londonderry
Destination airport:Belfast City Airport, Sydenham, Belfast (BHD/EGAC)
Narrative:
Written off (destroyed) 28-1-1993 when crashed into Belfast Harbour, 4 nautical miles East of Belfast City Airport, during an IMC approach following diversion. The only wreckage of the aircraft to be recovered was found on the morning of 31-1-1993 when a nose wheel and a main wheel were located, one by the Bangor Lifeboat, and one by another vessel. On the afternoon of the same day (31-1-1993) a body was found floating in the sea just off the southern entrance of Belfast Lough; the body was later positively identified as being the pilot (the sole person on board G-AXEC)

Damage sustained to airframe: Per the AAIB report, the extent of the damage was never known as the "aircraft was not recovered". as a result, the registration G-AXEC was cancelled by the CAA on 17-6-1993 as aircraft "Permanently withdrawn from use"

Sources:

1. AAIB: http://www.caa.co.uk/aircraft-registration/
2. CAA: https://siteapps.caa.co.uk/g-info/rk=AXEC
3. https://www.flickr.com/photos/duke_of_milan/5649697717


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
17-May-2008 11:10 ASN archive Added
10-Oct-2012 20:18 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Registration, Cn, Operator, Location, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Embed code, Damage, Narrative]
08-Mar-2015 19:11 Anon. Updated [Narrative]
11-May-2016 13:43 Dr.John Smith Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Source]
11-May-2016 14:58 Dr.John Smith Updated [Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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