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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 194856
Last updated: 14 September 2019
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Type:Silhouette image of generic DR40 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Robin DR.400/180
Owner/operator:Union Aérienne de Lille Roubaix Tourcoing UALRT
Registration: F-GSBM
C/n / msn: 2353
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Minor
Category:Serious incident
Location:near Shoreham Airport -   United Kingdom
Phase: Approach
Departure airport:Lille
Destination airport:Shoreham Airport
Investigating agency: AAIB
A Robin DR400 (F-GSBM) was descending on base leg to land on Runway 20 at Shoreham when its right wing struck a radio-controlled model glider. The Robin suffered minor damage and landed safely. The pilot of the Robin had not seen the glider and the pilot of the glider had not heard or seen the Robin approaching until it was too late to take avoiding action. The model glider is considered to be an unmanned aircraft and the Civil Aviation Authority and the European Aviation Safety Agency are considering new regulations on the operation of small light-weight unmanned aircraft. In the meantime, the Shoreham airport operator is taking steps to increase pilots’ awareness of the model gliding site, located 1 nm from the Runway 20 threshold, near the turn from base leg to final.


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


Moment before and at the time of the mid-air collision as captured from a video camera on F-GSBM

Damage to right wing leading edge of F-GSBM (AAIB)

Revision history:

16-Apr-2017 20:19 harro Added
17-Apr-2017 06:16 harro Updated [Photo, ]
17-Apr-2017 06:16 harro Updated [Photo, ]

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