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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 70249
Last updated: 29 August 2021
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Type:Silhouette image of generic GA7 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Gulfstream American GA-7 Cougar
Registration: G-TANI
MSN: GA7-0107
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:2 km from Runway 22, Stapleford Aerodrome, Essex -   United Kingdom
Phase: Approach
Departure airport:Le Touquet, France (LFAT)
Destination airport:Stapleford, Essex (EGSG)
Investigating agency: AAIB
The aircraft was on the final approach to Stapleford aerodrome having flown from Le Touquet, France, with the runway and two aircraft ahead visible to the pilot. Looking into the low sun was difficult and approximately 2 km from the Runway 22 threshold, the tail fin struck the earth wire suspended between two electricity pylons.

Despite substantial damage to the tail fin leaving very little of it intact, as photographed by a resident Flying Instructor on the day, (this photo also viewed by the contributor), the aircraft was landed without further incident. It was subsequently permanently withdrawn from use on 12/09/2008.


1. AAIB:
2. CAA:

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: AAIB
Status: Investigation completed
Download report: Final report

Revision history:

01-Dec-2009 22:38 andrewaircraft Added
30-Jun-2013 19:20 harro Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Operator, Narrative]
07-Dec-2014 03:39 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Embed code]
05-Sep-2016 11:48 Dr.John Smith Updated [Location, Source]

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