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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 205616
Last updated: 18 August 2018
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Date:04-FEB-2018
Time:14:34 LT
Type:Europa XS
Owner/operator:Private
Registration: G-JAGY
C/n / msn: A094
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:Compton Verney, Warwickshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: Landing
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Wellesbourne Mountford (EGBW)
Destination airport:Wellesbourne Mountford (EGBW)
Investigating agency: AAIB
Narrative:
The single engined piston aircraft force landed to an open field at Compton Verney, South East of Wellesbourne Mountford Airfield (EGBW), Warwickshire. The pilot was uninjured.

UPDATE
The official AAIB report into the accident was published on 12/7/2018, and the following is an excerpt from that report...

"The pilot was making a local flight from Wellesbourne Mountford airfield to gain experience with the aircraft that he had recently purchased and imported from the USA. There was sufficient fuel for the flight and the fuel level sight gauge showed ¾ full.

Approximately fifteen minutes into the flight, whilst 3 nautical miles east-north-east of Wellesbourne Mountford airfield, at an altitude of 1,400 feet, the engine abruptly stopped. The pilot did not consider that he had sufficient height to glide back to the airfield and turned onto a southerly heading to avoid
a village.

The pilot made a MAYDAY call to Wellesbourne Information and attempted to restart the engine by engaging the starter motor, without success.

The pilot selected a large field to land in that was downwind, with slight down slope in the selected landing area. The aircraft touched down in the field on the main landing gear, before the nose landing gear leg dug in, causing the aircraft to nose-over and come to rest inverted. The pilot reported that the field was soft due to recent wet weather.

He sustained minor injuries and stated that he found egress from the aircraft difficult due to damage to the upper fuselage and the broken canopy. He recalled hearing the sound of at least one of the aircraft’s electric fuel pumps running whilst he was in the aircraft, prior to his egress, and stated that all of the aircraft’s switches were in the normal positions for flight".

Damage sustained to airframe: Per the above AAIB report "Aircraft extensively damaged"

Sources:

1. http://www.briefreport.co.uk/news/pilot-walks-away-after-light-aircraft-crash-5550647.html
2. http://news.warwickshire.gov.uk/fireincidents/2018/02/04/light-aircraft-incident/
3. http://www.stratford-herald.com/81801-pilot-walks-away-light-aircraft-crash.html
4. https://www.coventrytelegraph.net/news/aircraft-pilot-miracle-escape-after-14245974
5. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5352827/Pilot-escapes-horror-plane-crash-Warwickshire.html
6. https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/media/5b290255e5274a18eb1ee478/Europa_XS_G-JAGY_07-18.pdf

Accident investigation:
cover
  
Investigating agency: AAIB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 5 months
Download report: Final report


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
04-Feb-2018 16:56 Geno Added
04-Feb-2018 17:09 Geno Updated [Source]
04-Feb-2018 17:19 Aerossurance Updated [Time, Registration, Operator, Location, Nature, Source, Embed code, Damage, Narrative]
04-Feb-2018 20:31 www.aviatoruk.ga Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Embed code]
07-Feb-2018 19:29 Dr. John Smith Updated [Cn, Departure airport, Source]
13-Jul-2018 21:37 Dr. John Smith Updated [Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
14-Jul-2018 19:15 harro Updated [Source]

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