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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 240935
Last updated: 13 September 2021
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Type:Silhouette image of generic P28A model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Piper PA-28-161 Warrior III
Owner/operator:Aeros Leasing Ltd
Registration: G-WARU
MSN: 2842023
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Wellesbourne Mountford Airfield (EGBW), Warwickshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Wellesbourne Mountford Airfield (EGBW), Warwickshire
Destination airport:
A light aircraft crashed at Wellesbourne Mountford Airfield (EGBW), Warwickshire. Both occupants sustained minor injuries in this light aircraft accident. A spokesman for Warwickshire Police said: “Emergency services are currently at the scene of a light aircraft crash at Wellesbourne Airfield. Police were called shortly after 9.30am this morning (Saturday, September 5). The force spokesman added: “Two people were inside the aircraft - there are no reported serious injuries. The Civil Aviation Authority has been informed.”

The CAA AAIB conducted a correspondence investigation into the incident, and the following is the summary from it:

"While landing in a slight crosswind, the aircraft drifted to the left edge of the runway and, on command from the instructor, the student began a go-around. Believing the go-around would not be successful, the instructor took control and closed the throttle. On touchdown, the aircraft yawed sharply left and the aircraft came to a halt in a maize crop".


1. AAIB Correspondence Investigation:
5. (photo)


Piper PA-28 G-WARU at Wellesbourne-Mountford, Warwickshire,29/12/13.G-WARU (11631610954) G-WARU Piper PA-28 Cherokee Warrior at Coventry 03-06-2017G-WARU Piper PA28 Cherokee Warrior III Aeros CVT 03-06-17 (35646466802) G-WARU Piper PA-28 at Coventry 09-07-2012G-WARU Piper PA28 CVT 9-7-12 (46531437744)


Photo of G-WARU courtesy

Glasgow - Prestwick (EGPK / PIK)
18 September 2015; (c) Ian Howat

Revision history:

05-Sep-2020 11:04 gerard57 Added
05-Sep-2020 11:14 RobertMB Updated [Location, Source]
05-Sep-2020 12:11 Aerossurance Updated [Aircraft type, Location, Phase, Narrative]
08-Sep-2020 12:54 harro Updated [Aircraft type, Embed code]
08-Sep-2020 12:58 harro Updated [Aircraft type, Embed code]
08-Sep-2020 18:40 RobertMB Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Operator, Source, Damage, Narrative]
08-Sep-2020 19:42 Dr. John Smith Updated [Cn, Phase, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
08-Sep-2020 22:21 RobertMB Updated [Cn, Source]
08-Sep-2020 22:23 RobertMB Updated [Narrative]
13-Dec-2020 18:39 Dr. John Smith Updated [Phase, Nature, Source, Embed code, Narrative]

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