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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 215220
Last updated: 16 April 2019
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Type:Silhouette image of generic P32R model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Piper PA-32R-301T Turbo Saratoga SP
Owner/operator:Southern Aircraft Consultancy Inc Trustee
Registration: N88NA
C/n / msn: 32R8529005
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Haydock Park Racecourse Airfield, Haydock, Merseyside -   United Kingdom
Phase: Standing
Departure airport:-
Destination airport:-
A Beechcraft B58 Baron skidded on a wet grass runway and collided with a parked Piper PA-32 (N88NA). There were four persons on board the Beechcraft Baron - a pilot and three passengers. Two of the passengers were named as Richard Hannon, a racehorse trainer, and Anna Lisa Balding, who attracted media interest in the accident as she is the sister of BBC TV Sports Commentator Claire Balding. Also on board were Richard Hannon’s twin brother, Henry, and apprentice jockey Gary Mahon. The Piper Saratoga was empty (unoccupied) at the time of the impact.

Anna Balding said: "Our pilot did an amazing job in really bad weather conditions. I don't know what happened, I am no pilot, But I know I saw my life slip away from me very quickly. But we are all alive, it was a bit scary. I'm going to try and get home safely. I will be going in the lorry. But when you have a winner you don't mind how you get home."

Haydock Park clerk of the course Kirkland Tellwright said: "The bigger plane coming in skidded on landing, apparently spun and clipped the smaller plane. No one was hurt, but neither plane will be flying today."

A spokesperson said: "First and most importantly we are glad that no one has been hurt. The racecourse airfield is constantly maintained, was inspected before racing and passed in full working order, and has an operative based there. The previous plane landed reporting no issues whatsoever and indeed no pilot has apportioned any blame to the airstrip. In line with protocol in these circumstances we have closed the airfield and handed the matter over to the Aircraft Accident Investigation Bureau"




Photo of N88NA courtesy

Retford - Gamston (EGNE)
24 April 2015; (c) Tom Cole

Revision history:

08-Sep-2018 14:13 aviatoruk Added
08-Sep-2018 14:14 harro Updated [Cn, Other fatalities, Embed code, Damage]
08-Sep-2018 19:08 Michael Roots Updated [Source, Embed code, Narrative]
08-Sep-2018 23:01 Aerossurance Updated [Location, Narrative]
09-Sep-2018 07:36 Anon. Updated [Location, Narrative]
09-Sep-2018 07:38 harro Updated [Narrative]
14-Sep-2018 22:41 Dr.John Smith Updated [Time, Operator, Location, Nature, Source, Embed code, Narrative]

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