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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 187519
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Type:Silhouette image of generic PA38 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Piper PA-38-112 Tomahawk
Registration: G-BRMJ
MSN: 38-79A0784
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Wellesbourne Mountford, 4 miles E of Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: Take off
Departure airport:Wellesbourne Mountford, Warwickshire (EGBW)
Destination airport:Wellesbourne Mountford, Warwickshire (EGBW)
Investigating agency: AAIB
Substantially damaged 23-1-1994 when ran off the runway, and sustained further damage due to a fire in the engine bay, on take off from Wellesbourne Mountford, 4 miles East of Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire. According to the following extract from the official AAIB report:

"The pilot, who had not flown since 10 October 1993, hired the aircraft for a private local flight. As the pilot applied full power for his take off run on Runway 36, the aircraft swung to the left. Despite the application of full right rudder, the aircraft continued to veer to the left, and departed the runway, where the nose landing gear collapsed as the aircraft entered an area of soft ground.

A fire which developed in the engine bay was quickly extinguished by the Airport Fire Crew. The two persons on board (pilot and one passenger) were able to vacate the aircraft without difficulty"

Damage sustained to airframe: Per the AAIB report "collapsed nose landing gear, bent propeller, and fire damage to the engine bay". As a result, the aircraft was sold on to a new owner (Aerohire of Wolverhampton) on 13-4-1995. Not known if repaired, but the registration G-BRMJ was finally cancelled by the CAA on 24-10-2000.


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2. CAA:

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

Revision history:

22-May-2016 16:32 Dr.John Smith Added
22-May-2016 16:34 Dr.John Smith Updated [Narrative]

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