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Last updated: 6 December 2019
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Date:19-APR-2019
Time:12:26 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic L8 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Luscombe 8A Silvaire
Owner/operator:Private
Registration: G-AKVP
C/n / msn: 5549
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Charity Farm, Baxterley, near Atherstone, Warwickshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: Initial climb
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Charity Farm, Baxterley, near Atherstone, Warwickshire
Destination airport:Old Warden Aerodrome, Biggleswade, Bedfordshire (EGTH)
Narrative:
Luscombe 8A Silvaire, G-AKVP: Struck the top of a tree on takeoff, Baxterley Aerodrome, Warwickshire, 19 April 2019. The AAIB final report was published on 14 November 2019, the following is the summary from it:

"On takeoff from Baxterley Aerodrome, the aircraft climbed normally but drifted to the left of the intended takeoff track. The pilot attempted to turn to the right in order to avoid a tall tree, but the left wingtip struck the top branches causing the aircraft to enter a spin to the right. It struck the ground heavily, trapping the pilot who had to be released from the wreckage by the Fire Service."

Damage sustained to airframe: Per the above AAIB report "Aircraft destroyed". As a result, the registration G-AKVP was cancelled 19 August 2019. However, the airframe has been sold on to new owners based at Lee on Solent, Hampshire, so a prospective rebuild is possible

Sources:

1. https://www.coventrytelegraph.net/news/coventry-news/aircraft-crash-north-warwickshire-plane-16157045
2. https://abpic.co.uk/pictures/registration/G-AKVP (photo)
3. AAIB Final Report: https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/media/5d9f33d5ed915d3549991a07/Luscombe_8A_Silvaire_G-AKVP_11-19.pdf
4. https://siteapps.caa.co.uk/g-info/
5. https://abpic.co.uk/pictures/registration/G-AKVP


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
20-Apr-2019 08:01 gerard57 Added
20-Apr-2019 11:24 sharla82 Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Source]
20-Apr-2019 13:36 Iceman 29 Updated [Time, Phase, Embed code, Narrative]
21-Apr-2019 00:46 Dr. John Smith Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Location, Source, Embed code]
21-Apr-2019 06:39 abel83 Updated [Aircraft type, Source, Embed code]
21-Apr-2019 07:15 RobertMB Updated [Registration, Source]
09-May-2019 18:19 Dr. John Smith Updated [Location, Departure airport, Source]
15-Nov-2019 20:58 harro Updated [Cn, Destination airport, Narrative, Accident report, ]
15-Nov-2019 20:59 harro Updated [Destination airport]
18-Nov-2019 23:59 Dr. John Smith Updated [Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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