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Date:09-JUL-2018
Time:14:52
Type:Silhouette image of generic RAF2 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
RAF 2000 GTX-SE
Owner/operator:Private
Registration: G-CCUH
MSN: PFA G/13-1356
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:Goodwood Aerodrome (EGHR), Goodwood, Chichester, West Sussex -   United Kingdom
Phase: Landing
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Goodwood Aerodrome (EGHR), Goodwood, Chichester, West Sussex
Destination airport:Goodwood Aerodrome (EGHR), Goodwood, Chichester, West Sussex
Investigating agency: AAIB
Narrative:
RAF 2000 GTX-SE, G-CCUH was written off (damaged beyond repair) when the pilot Lost control on landing, Goodwood Aerodrome, Sussex, 9 July 2018. The official AAIB report was published on 10 January 2018, and thre following is an excerpt from it:

"The pilot was returning to Goodwood after landing at another aerodrome. As he approached Runway 24, he noticed that his landing was going to be on or just before a patch of worn grass. Although this patch was flat and suitable for the landing, he decided to add power to ensure the aircraft landed beyond it. The addition of power increased the speed of the aircraft, which then touched down faster than the pilot had intended. He attempted to slow the aircraft by aft movement of the stick but the aircraft became light on its wheels. This combined with some steering applied for the crosswind from the left combined to make the aircraft swerve and it started to fall onto its side. The rotor and propeller then both contacted the ground, causing the aircraft move violently before coming to rest on its left side. The pilot was seriously injured and the aircraft was damaged beyond repair.

Although the pilot was able to release his harness and turn off the ignition he was unable to vacate the aircraft unaided due to his injuries and had to await the assistance of the emergency services.

The pilot commented that spending some time flying with an instructor might have been beneficial to all aspects of his flying."
Damage sustained to airframe: Per the AAIB report "Aircraft damaged beyond repair"

Sources:

1. AAIB Final report: https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/media/5c11198740f0b60c1ec239db/RAF_2000_GTX-SE_G-CCUH_01-19.pdf
2. CAA: https://siteapps.caa.co.uk/g-info/
3. https://abpic.co.uk/pictures/view/1509194
4. https://www.jetphotos.com/photo/5776413

Accident investigation:
cover
  
Investigating agency: AAIB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 6 months
Download report: Final report


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
12-Jan-2019 20:27 Dr. John Smith Added
13-Jan-2019 13:57 harro Updated [Narrative, Accident report, ]

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