Accident Grumman American AA-1B G-BCIM,
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 167336
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Date:Thursday 5 January 1984
Time:15:40 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic AA1 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Grumman American AA-1B
Owner/operator:Roy Herbert Partington & Raymond John Bourner
Registration: G-BCIM
MSN: AA1B-0379
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:Skegness/Ingoldmells Airfield, near Skegness, Lincolnshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: Take off
Departure airport:Skegness/Ingoldmells, Lincolnshire (ENGI)
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: AIB
Confidence Rating: Information verified through data from accident investigation authorities
Written off 5.1.84 at Skegness, Lincolnshire: overturned on take off after failing to achieve sufficient airspeed to begin initial climb away from the runway. The aircraft did lift off at 61 mph IAS, and remain airborne for 100 yards, before sinking back onto the runway. G-BCIM did succeed in lifting off a second time at 70 mph IAS, but bounced back down onto the runway, overturning on the second bounce.

There was no fire on impact, and both occupants (pilot and instructor) escaped from the left hand side of the cockpit.

A later report by the instructor stated that the pupil pilot, who was at the controls, may have unknowingly been resting his foot on the brakes, which just enough pressure to apply the brakes and slow the aircraft down during the take off run

Aircraft damage: considerable distortion to the airframe, as well as detaching one vertical stabiliser, and damage to the propeller. All of which appears to have made G-BCIM "beyond economical repair"; as a result, the registration was cancelled by the CAA as "destroyed" 10.2.84.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: AIB
Report number: 
Status: Investigation completed
Download report: Final report



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23-Jun-2014 20:17 Dr. John Smith Added

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