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Date:23-SEP-2020
Time:14:10
Type:Silhouette image of generic AC11 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Rockwell Commander 112
Owner/operator:Private
Registration: G-LITE
MSN: 291
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:Perranporth Airfield, Higher Trevellas St, Saint Agnes, Cornwall -   United Kingdom
Phase: Take off
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Perranporth Airfield (EGTP)
Destination airport:Shrewsbury-Sleap Airport (EGCV)
Investigating agency: AAIB
Narrative:
AAIB investigation to Rockwell Commander 112, G-LITE: Overran runway, Perranporth Airfield, Cornwall, 23 September 2020. The AAIB Final Report was published on 8 April 2021, and the following is an excerpt from it:

"The pilot, a qualified flying instructor, left his home base at Sleap Airfield in Shropshire on the morning of the accident to pick up a passenger from Perranporth Airfield in Cornwall. He took a member of the flying club with him who was learning to fly, but who did not operate the aircraft.

On arrival at Perranporth he landed on Runway 27 without incident. After a short time on the ground the pilot prepared for the return flight to Sleap Airfield. For the departure, the passenger boarding the flight at Perranporth occupied the front right seat of the aircraft with the other passenger now sat in the rear of the aircraft.

Newquay Airport, 5 nm to the north, was reporting a wind of 14 kt from 300°, which the pilot considered favoured a takeoff from Runway 27. After start he taxied for Runway 27 and made a power check, which did not reveal any problems. He then entered Runway 27, carrying out a rolling takeoff with 10° of flap set.

The pilot reported that the aircraft appeared to accelerate normally and became airborne at about 60 kt, before it was halfway down the runway, but that it failed to climb. The stall warner then “squeaked” and the aircraft settled back onto the runway briefly before becoming airborne again. He reported the aircraft then stalled, hitting the runway hard.

There was then insufficient runway remaining in which to stop the aircraft and it overran the end, causing extensive damage. Once the aircraft came to rest the three occupants, who were uninjured, were able to vacate unaided using the cabin door."

Damage Sustained to airframe:
According to the above AAIB report "Extensive damage to landing gear and left wing". The damage sustained was presumably "extensive" enough to render the airframe as "damaged beyond economic repair", as the regsitration G-LITE was cancelled by the CAA on 16 February 2021 as "destroyed".

Sources:

1. AAIB Final Report: https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/media/604f4339d3bf7f1d0da757af/Rockwell_Commander_112_G-LITE_04-21.pdf
2. https://cwsprduksumbraco.blob.core.windows.net/g-info/HistoricalLedger/G-LITE.pdf
3. G-LITE post-accident, Perrathporth 23-9-2020: https://abpic.co.uk/pictures/view/1730106
4. https://abpic.co.uk/pictures/registration/G-LITE

Accident investigation:
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Investigating agency: AAIB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration:
Download report: Final report
Location

Media:

Rockwell Commander 112 G-LITE at At Gloucestershire Airport (Kemble) 11 July 2016: G-LITE Rockwell Commander 112 (28310415005)

Images:

Photo of G-LITE courtesy AirHistory.net


Manchester - International (EGCC / MAN)
5 October 2007; (c) Don Gilham

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
08-Apr-2021 21:57 Dr. John Smith Added
09-Apr-2021 18:40 harro Updated [Embed code, Accident report]
28-Jul-2021 16:15 Dr. John Smith Updated [Narrative, Category]

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