Accident Reims-Cessna F152 G-BLJO,
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 305490
 
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Date:Monday 2 January 2023
Time:c. 12:30 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic C152 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Reims-Cessna F152
Owner/operator:Redhill Air Services
Registration: G-BLJO
MSN: 1627
Year of manufacture:1979
Engine model:Lycoming O-235-L2C
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Category:Accident
Location:Mill Hill, Shoreham-by-Sea, West Sussex -   United Kingdom
Phase: Approach
Nature:Training
Departure airport:Shoreham Airport (ESH/EGKA)
Destination airport:Shoreham Airport (ESH/EGKA)
Investigating agency: AAIB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Narrative:
The Reims-Cessna F152 sustained damage subsequent to a nose landing gear collapse during a forced landing to an open field at Mill Hill in Shoreham-by-sea, West Sussex, England. The pilot, the sole occupant, was uninjured.

The pilot was carrying out circuit practice at Shoreham Airport using Runway 20. He had carried out four uneventful circuits with ‘touch-and-go’ landings, and then while late downwind on his fifth circuit, at about 1,100 ft aal, he reported that the engine started coughing and losing power. The pilot carried out some checks, but the engine subsequently lost all power. He picked a field and glided to it but touched down nosewheel first causing the nose landing gear leg to collapse.

Conclusion
The engine lost power late downwind in the circuit. The maintenance organisation’s engine and fuel system examinations did not reveal any faults, although the engine core had yet to be examined. The conditions were conducive to carburettor icing at any power, so this was a possible cause, but no conclusive cause could be determined. The pilot had
recently practised forced landings with an instructor and this likely contributed to the safe outcome.

Accident investigation:
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Investigating agency: AAIB
Report number: AAIB-28901
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 11 months
Download report: Final report

Sources:

1. https://www.sussexexpress.co.uk/news/pictures-plane-crash-in-shoreham-3971578
2. https://flightaware.com/live/flight/GBLJO
3. https://www.airport-data.com/aircraft/G-BLJO.html
4. https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/g-bljo
5. https://www.theargus.co.uk/news/23223854.emergency-teams-scene-shoreham-aircraft-crash/
6. https://www.sussexlive.co.uk/news/sussex-news/large-emergency-service-response-plane-7987456
7. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-sussex-64146301.amp
8. https://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/1716089/shoreham-plane-crash-Cessna-west-sussex-news
9. https://forums.flyer.co.uk/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=122780
10. https://www.planelogger.com/Aircraft/Registration/G-BLJO/815643
11. https://cwsprduksumbraco.blob.core.windows.net/g-info/HistoricalLedger/G-BLJO.pdf
12. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mill_Hill,_Shoreham

Media:

G-BLJO

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
15-Dec-2023 11:01 harro Updated [Other fatalities, Phase, Damage, Narrative, Accident report]

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