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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 196198
Last updated: 7 December 2019
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Date:18-JUN-2017
Time:12:45 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic AUS9 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Auster AOP.9
Owner/operator:Private
Registration: G-BXON
C/n / msn: AUS/10/60
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:near Spanhoe Airfield, Northamptonshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: Take off
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Spanhoe Airfield, Harringworth, Corby, Northamptonshire (X3SE)
Destination airport:Spanhoe Airfield
Narrative:
The pilot was undertaking his second flight on the recently-restored vintage ex-military aircraft. Shortly after taking off from Spanhoe Airfield near Corby, the aircraft was observed to bank left into a steep descent and strike the ground to the left of the runway. The pilot was fatally injured, and the passenger sustained serious injuries.
The investigation determined that the aircraft stalled at a low height, from which it did not recover before striking the ground. The investigation also identified several issues relating to the aircraft and engine performance, maintenance documentation, the Permit to Fly application process, and guidance for pilots preparing for their first flight on a new type. The Light Aircraft Association (LAA) has taken a number of safety actions. No Safety Recommendations are made.

Sources:

1. https://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


Images:


Photo: AAIB

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
19-Jun-2017 06:25 Aerossurance Added
19-Jun-2017 11:23 SWAT Updated [Time, Total fatalities, Total occupants, 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 Anon. Updated [Narrative]
05-Aug-2017 16:04 harro Updated [Embed code]
14-Mar-2019 17:13 Dr. John Smith Updated [Embed code]
14-Mar-2019 18:19 harro Updated [Destination airport, Embed code, Narrative, Photo, Accident report, ]
24-Mar-2019 12:01 Aerossurance Updated [Location, Embed code, Narrative]

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