Accident Taylor J.T.1 Monoplane G-BDNO,
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 65870
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Date:Saturday 10 January 2009
Type:Taylor J.T.1 Monoplane
Registration: G-BDNO
MSN: PFA.1431
Year of manufacture:1977
Engine model:Volkswagen 1600
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:Bodmin Airfield, Cardinham, 4 miles NE of Bodmin, Cornwall -   United Kingdom
Phase: Taxi
Departure airport:Bodmin Airfield, Bodmin, Cornwall (EGLA)
Destination airport:Bodmin Airfield, Bodmin, Cornwall (EGLA)
Investigating agency: AAIB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Writeen off (damaged beyond repair) 10-01-2009 when became inadvertently airborne during at Fast taxy run at Bodmin Airfield, Cardinham, 4 miles North East of Bodmin, Cornwall. The pilot (the sole person on board) sustained minor injuries. According to the following excerpt from the official AAIB report into the accident:

"Whilst carrying out a high-speed taxi run along Runway 13 the aircraft become airborne, stalled and struck the ground in a ‘left wing low’ attitude. The pilot had no experience of flying taildragger aircraft and during the taxi run it may have been the wind conditions that caused the aircraft to become airborne.

The pilot later assessed that whilst carrying out the taxi run, a gust of wind may have allowed the aircraft to become airborne. and his inexperience on taildragger aircraft was probably a contributory factor. He had intended to complete a few hours of ground manoeuvring to obtain a feel for the aircraft’s handling. and then to undertake some flying training in a two-seater Aeronca before attempting to fly G-BDNO."

Aircraft written off (damaged beyond economic repair): registration G-BDNO cancelled by the CAA on 05-12-2011 as "Permanently Withdrawn From Use"

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: AAIB
Report number: EW/G2009/01/02
Status: Investigation completed
Download report: Final report


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2. CAA:

Revision history:

20-Jun-2009 23:19 VHKDK Added
15-Sep-2012 20:28 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Location, Phase, Departure airport, Source, Embed code, Damage]
12-Dec-2014 11:56 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
31-Oct-2016 16:32 Dr.John Smith Updated [Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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