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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 164722
Last updated: 2 December 2021
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Date:16-MAR-2014
Time:07:01 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic CP10 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Mudry CAP 10B
Owner/operator:Private
Registration: G-BKCX
MSN: 149
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Category:Accident
Location:Grovesend, West Glamorgan, South Wales -   United Kingdom
Phase: Landing
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Grovesend private field
Destination airport:Grovesend private field
Investigating agency: AAIB
Narrative:
The plane hit a flock of birds. The pilot therefore had to make an emergency landing at his private airstrip. Upon landing the plane flipped over. The pilot sustained minor injuries. The aircraft, an aerobatic Mudry Cap 10B, was substantially damaged.

UPDATE: Per the summary from the official AAIB investigation into the incident...
"The aircraft was on final to land at a private grass airstrip when it encountered a flock of geese and suffered several bird strikes. There was severe engine vibration and evidence of other damage to the airframe. The pilot selected a field adjacent to the intended landing strip and carried out a forced landing. The aircraft landed tailwheel first, followed by the mainwheels, which rolled for a short distance before digging in to the soft surface. This caused the aircraft to pitch nose-down and invert.

The pilot considered that he avoided serious injury by the use of his five-point safety harness. He released it and escaped from the aircraft by breaking the canopy and pulling himself out. He telephoned the emergency services and was later taken to hospital with head and neck injuries."

Sources:

1. http://tevel1.com:81/news/uk-wales-south-west-wales-26601004
2. https://www.swanseasound.co.uk/news/local/swansea-crash-landing/_
3. http://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/wales-news/plane-crash-lands-in-swansea-6838086
4. http://www.southwalesaviationgroup.co.uk/
5. http://www.airport-data.com/aircraft/G-BKCX.html
6. http://www.caa.co.uk/aircraft-registration/
7. http://www.aaib.gov.uk/cms_resources.cfm?file=/CAP%2010B%20G-BKCX%2007-14.pdf
8. https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/flock-birds-plane-crash-light-3250293

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

Media:


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
16-Mar-2014 10:50 gerard57 Added
16-Mar-2014 16:16 Geno Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Damage, Narrative]
17-Mar-2014 12:37 harro Updated [Embed code]
08-Apr-2014 20:06 Alpine Flight Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Embed code]
18-Apr-2014 16:33 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Source]
20-Jul-2014 05:58 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Source, Narrative]

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