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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 196198
Last updated: 18 October 2017
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Date:18-JUN-2017
Time:12:45 LT
Type:Auster AOP.9
Owner/operator:Private
Registration: G-BXON
C/n / msn: AUS/10/60
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Airplane damage: Substantial
Category:Accident
Location:near Spanhoe Airfield, Harringworth, Corby, Northamptonshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: Take off
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Spanhoe Airfield, Harringworth, Corby, Northamptonshire (X3SE)
Destination airport:
Narrative:
The accident occurred shortly after take off from Spanhoe Airfield, Harringworth, near Corby, Northamptonshire. The pilot was killed and the passenger seriously injured. According to a press statement from Northamptonshire police (see link #5):

"Light aircraft crash in Spanhoe yesterday
June 19, 2017

A light aircraft crashed at an airfield in Spanhoe, near Harringworth, Northamptonshire yesterday. The aircraft crashed shortly after take-off at about 12.45pm on Sunday, 18 June.

Sadly the pilot died following the incident. A passenger sustained serious but non-life threatening injuries and was taken to hospital by air ambulance for treatment.

Police and the Air Accidents Investigation Branch are investigating the circumstances around the incident to understand the cause of the crash.

Incident Number: 325 18 June 2017"

Auster G-BXON was marked in its former Army Air Corps military markings as WZ729, having been restored to flying condition in July 2016. From the CAA G-INFO records, it would appear that the registered owner of G-BXON was also the pilot (CAA records confirm owners "Addressee Status: Deceased")

Sources:

1. http://www.northantstelegraph.co.uk/news/pilot-dies-after-light-aircraft-crash-in-northamptonshire-1-8014606
2. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-northamptonshire-40327867
3. https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/3832815/pilot-dies-after-light-aircraft-crash-near-spanhoe-airfield-in-corby/
4. http://www.itv.com/news/central/story/2017-06-19/pilot-of-light-aircraft-killed-in-crash/
5. http://www.northants.police.uk/news/2017-06-19/light-aircraft-crash-spanhoe-yesterday
6. https://forums.flyer.co.uk/viewtopic.php?t=104486
7. https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/aaib-current-field-investigations/air-accidents-investigation-branch-current-field-investigations
8. https://publicapps.caa.co.uk/modalapplication.aspx?catid=1&pagetype=65&appid=1&mode=reg&fullregmark=BXON
9. https://abpic.co.uk/pictures/view/1541876
10. http://www.airliners.net/photo/Untitled/Auster-AOP-9/3957017
11. http://www.militaryaircraftmarkings.co.uk/updates/MAMupdate146-2017.pdf


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
19-Jun-2017 06:25 Aerossurance Added
19-Jun-2017 11:23 SWAT Updated [Time, Total occupants, Total fatalities, Source, Embed code]
19-Jun-2017 12:37 Aerossurance Updated [Time, Operator, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
21-Jun-2017 14:41 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Other fatalities, Departure airport, Source, Damage, Narrative]
21-Jul-2017 08:37 sharla82 Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Source]
23-Jul-2017 15:17 Dr. John Smith Updated [Cn, Location, Departure airport, Source, Embed code, Narrative]
23-Jul-2017 15:17 Dr. John Smith Updated [Aircraft type]
05-Aug-2017 16:03 86.5.112.106 Updated [Narrative]
05-Aug-2017 16:04 harro Updated [Embed code]

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