Accident Cessna A152 Aerobat G-BOSO,
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 348848
 
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Date:Thursday 14 September 2023
Time:day
Type:Silhouette image of generic C152 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Cessna A152 Aerobat
Owner/operator:Redhill Air Services Ltd
Registration: G-BOSO
MSN: A152-0975
Year of manufacture:1981
Engine model:Lycoming O-235-L2C
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Category:Accident
Location:Redhill Airport, South Nutfield, Redhill, Surrey -   United Kingdom
Phase: Landing
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Redhill Airport (KRH/EGKR)
Destination airport:Redhill Airport (KRH/EGKR)
Investigating agency: AAIB
Confidence Rating: Information verified through data from accident investigation authorities
Narrative:
Cessna A152 Aerobat G-BOSO was substantially damaged when it overturned in a landing accident at Redhill Airport, South Nutfield, Redhill, Surrey 14 September 2023

The pilot made a normal approach but the sun was in his eyes, impairing his vision, and the aircraft bounced on touchdown. He initially pulled back on the control column but then pitched the aircraft nose down to improve his view, and the aircraft struck the ground and turned over. The pilot vacated the aircraft without assistance and sustained only minor injuries. He subsequently observed that a go-around would have been a better response to the initial bounce.

Cessna 152 Aerobat G-BOSO was built in 1981, and was previously US registered as N761PD. It became G-BOSO on 25 May 1988, and has had three UK-registered owners since.


Sources:

1. AAIB Correspondence-only Investigation dated 14.12.2023: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/aaib-record-only-investigations-reviewed-september-october-2023/aaib-record-only-investigations-reviewed-september-october-2023
2. https://www.radarbox.com/data/registration/G-BOSO
3. https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/g-boso
4. https://www.planelogger.com/Aircraft/Registration/G-BOSO/976388
5. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Redhill_Aerodrome

History of this aircraft

Cessna 152 Aerobat G-BOSO was built in 1981, and was previously US registered as N761PD. It became G-BOSO on 25 May 1988, and has had three UK-registered owners since. As an intensively-used training aircraft, it has had a higher-than-normal share of accidents and incidents (four in all reported):

28 August 1989: Nose landing gear collapsed on touchdown, Goodwood Aerodrome, Chichester, West Sussex
4 March 1999: Runway excursion, overturned at Fairoaks Airport, Surrey
19 April 2017; Nosewheel collapse on landing, Redhill Airport, Surrey, 19 April 2017 (the above incident)
14 September 2023: Overturned in a landing accident at Redhill Airport, Surrey.

See separate ASN entries for the above incidents. In all cases, G-BOSO was repaired and returned to service. As at 4 April 2023, G-BOSO had accumulated a total of 12,790 flying hours on the airframe

Other occurrences involving this aircraft
20 April 1989 G-BOSO Redhill Aviation Ltd 0 Goodwood Aerodrome, Chichester, West Sussex sub
4 March 1999 G-BOSO Redhill Aviation Ltd 0 Fairoaks Airport, Chobham, Surrey sub
19 April 2017 G-BOSO Redhill Air Services Ltd 0 Redhill Aerodrome, South Nutfield, Redhill, Surrey sub

Location

Media:

Cessna 152 Aerobat G-BOSO at Redhill in 1992 Cessna 152 Aerobat G-BOSO of the Redhill Flying Club, at Redhill, Surrey in 1992

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
15-Dec-2023 09:44 Dr. John Smith Added
15-Dec-2023 09:46 harro Updated [Aircraft type, Other fatalities, Narrative]
22-May-2024 06:03 Dr. John Smith Updated [Location, Narrative]

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