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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 137106
Last updated: 26 April 2020
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Type:Silhouette image of generic BU31 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
CASA 1.131E 2000 Jungmann
Owner/operator:Richard Shuttleworth Trustees
Registration: G-RETA
C/n / msn: 2197
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:near Old Warden Aerodrome, near Biggleswade, Bedfordshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Departure airport:Old Warden Airfield, Bedfordshire (EGTH)
Destination airport:Old Warden Airfield, Bedfordshire (EGTH)
Investigating agency: AAIB
The pilot was practising an aerobatic routine and was performing a stall turn to the left when the engine stopped. The aircraft was beyond gliding range of an airfield and, after confirming correct cockpit selections, the pilot unsuccessfully attempted to restart the engine by diving and yawing the aircraft. The aircraft overturned during the subsequent forced landing. The pilot was uninjured and able to vacate the aircraft unaided. He reported that the engine had stopped due to the limited negative g capability of the carburettor and that a restart was not possible as the aircraft was not fitted with a starter and the coarse pitch of the propeller did not allow it to windmill.


1. AAIB:
2. CAA:

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


Photo of G-RETA courtesy

Old Warden (EGTH)
4 May 2008; (c) Trevor Thornton

Revision history:

03-Jul-2011 06:57 RobertMB Added
03-Jul-2011 12:32 RobertMB Updated [Operator]
09-Sep-2011 05:44 harro Updated [Time, Source, Narrative]
16-Sep-2012 15:54 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Location, Source, Embed code, Narrative]
23-Aug-2015 23:12 Dr. John Smith Updated [Location, Source, Embed code, Narrative]
12-Dec-2015 22:07 TB Updated [Aircraft type, Location]
05-Dec-2016 22:57 Dr.John Smith Updated [Time, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source]

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