Incident Europa G-BYIK,
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 364422
 
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Date:Saturday 16 March 2024
Time:13:00 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic EUPA model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Europa
Owner/operator:Private
Registration: G-BYIK
MSN: PFA 247-12771
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Common Lane, near Full Sutton Airfield (EGNU) -   United Kingdom
Phase: Landing
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Full Sutton Airfield (EGNU)
Destination airport:Full Sutton Airfield (EGNU)
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
Narrative:
A light aircraft - subsequently identified as Europa G-BYIK - crashed on 16.3.2024 in a field off Common Lane near Full Sutton Airfield (EGNU). The pilot had a fortunate escape as he managed to exit the cockpit before firefighters arrived. Thankfully, there were no injuries reported in this incident

A spokesperson for Humberside Fire and Rescue confirmed that there had been no injuries. The fire and rescue service’s incident log reports: “Light aircraft crash landed. Male self-released prior to arrival of fire service. Inspection only by firefighters. Incident left with airfield staff and ambulance.”

According to a report by Air Yorkshire (April 2024 issue - see link #5):

"On 16.3 [2024] resident G-BYIK Europa departed the runway and cartwheeled before coming to rest upright with serious damage. The sole occupant was not seriously injured but the Yorkshire Air Ambulance attended anyway, with G-YORX Bk.117D-3 (call sign "Helimed 98") arriving at 13.11hrs, departing 13.48hrs from & to its Nostell base. Very rare to get a helicopter at Full Sutton, as they are normally banned due to the proximity of the prison" [HMP Full Sutton]

According to the AirNav RadarBox website (see link #6) G-BYIK has not flown since this incident

Full Sutton Airfield (ICAO: EGNU) is an unlicensed aerodrome located 8 nautical miles (15 km; 9.2 miles) east of York in the East Riding of Yorkshire, England. It is located adjacent to, and south-east of, HMP Full Sutton. Runway 04/22 at Full Sutton is a grass surface, 772 by 19 m (2,533 by 62 ft) strip and is the only runway in use at the aerodrome.

Sources:

1. https://www.yorkpress.co.uk/news/24190427.pilot-lucky-escape-light-aircraft-crash-lands-full-sutton/
2. https://uk.news.yahoo.com/pilot-lucky-escape-light-aircraft-205945477.html
3. https://humbersidefire.gov.uk/newsroom/latest-incidents
4. https://www.planelogger.com/Aircraft/Registration/G-BYIK/1069408
5. https://magazines.airyorkshire.org.uk/Air.Yorkshire.April.2024.pdf
6. https://www.radarbox.com/data/registration/G-BYIK/2124317643
7. https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/g-byik
8. https://www.airport-data.com/aircraft/G-BYIK.html
9. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Full_Sutton_Airfield

History of this aircraft

This Europa was built in 1999, and was first registered (from new) as G-BYIK on 2 February 1999. It has been sold on and re-registered on two occasions since: on 28 November 2016 and 4 December 2017. As at 28 November 2023. G-BYIK had accumulated a total of 660 flying hours on the airframe

Location

Media:

G-BYIK Europa Aviation Europa at Sywell, Northamptonshire (ORM/EGBK) 4 September 2021 G-BYIK

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
19-Mar-2024 14:51 aus Added
19-Mar-2024 14:52 ASN Updated [Category]
19-Mar-2024 19:51 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Location, Source, Narrative]
18-Apr-2024 23:30 wavesurfer Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Source]
15-May-2024 18:55 Dr. John Smith Updated [Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Embed code, Damage, Narrative]

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